New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves 8/26/14 Free MLB Pick and Odds
Atlanta Braves (68-63) at New York Mets (61-70)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Alex Wood (L) (6-8) (2.826) vs. Dillon Gee (R) (4-6) (3.844)
The Line: New York Mets +116 / Atlanta Braves -126 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, SportsSouth
The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets face off on Tuesday at Citi Field for game one of their series.
The New York Mets don’t have much to play for this season except for next year but they appear to be developing a strong nucleus and a solid young pitching staff. The Mets are 30-32 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and are coming off of a win on Sunday. As a team the Mets are hitting .237 led by Daniel Murphy hitting .301, David Wright hitting .266, and Lucas Duda hitting .260. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.57 with the starters at 3.71 and the bullpen at 3.28. For game one against the Braves the Mets start Dillon Gee who has lost his last five decisions. For the season Gee has allowed 83 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 70 over 100.2 innings for a 4-6 record and a 3.84 ERA.
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The Atlanta Braves are on the outside looking in at the NL Postseason and they are looking to make a final push that gets them in. The Braves are 31-35 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Braves are hitting .245 with Freddie Freeman hitting .292, Justin Upton hitting .287, and Chris Johnson hitting .272. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 3.32 with the starters at 3.43 and the bullpen at 3.07. For game one against the Mets the Braves start Alex Wood who has won his last two decisions but who has been up and down this season. For the year Wood has allowed 119 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 124 over 130 innings for a 9-9 record and a 3.05 ERA.
New York is 2-5 in their last seven games, 2-7 in their last nine home games, and 1-6 in Gee’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 7-3 in their last 10 games, 37-18 following an off day, and 0-4 in Wood’s last four road starts. Atlanta is 1-4 in their last five games in New York.
The Braves look to be in choke mode and they have won adn lost in bunches and right now they look to be losing in bunches so the Mets are the play but really just a lean.
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