New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14
Atlanta Braves (68-64) at New York Mets (62-70)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Julio Teheran (R) (12-9) (2.956) vs. Zack Wheeler (R) (9-8) (3.360)
The Line: New York Mets +123 / Atlanta Braves -133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, WPIX
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets meet Wednesday night at Citi Field.
The Atlanta Braves have lost four of their last six games and are four games above a .500 record. The Braves lack of offense continues to haunt them, as they’ve scored three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Braves have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Justin Upton has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Andrelton Simmons has a four-game hitting streak. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 3.32, which is fifth in the majors. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he’s 12-9 with a 2.96 ERA and has 156 strikeouts in 182.2 innings. Teheran is 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA in six career games against the Mets.
The New York Mets have lost five of their last eight games and are eight games below a .500 record. The Mets have also had issues putting runs on the board, scoring three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Mets have lost seven of their last nine games when producing three or less runs. Lucas Duda has nine hits in his last eight games and Juan Lagares has homered twice in his last three games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.57, which is 10th in the majors. Starting is Zack Wheeler, who is 9-8 with a 3.48 ERA and has 148 strikeouts in 152.2 innings. Wheeler is 3-1 with a 3.50 ERA in six career starts against the Braves.
The Braves are 12-4 in Teherans last 16 starts during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in Teherans last 13 starts as a road favorite. The Mets are 4-0 in Wheelers last 4 home starts and 5-1 in Wheelers last 6 starts overall.
I'm not the most confident in backing the Braves, but Teheran has been solid for much of the year and they need to get back on track before dropping any further in the NL wild card race. The Braves should win this game.