New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (29-32) at New York Mets (33-29)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
M Foltynewicz (3-2) (4.72) vs. N Syndergaard (2-4) (4.67)
The Line: New York Mets -121 / Atlanta Braves +111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-South, SNY
The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves continue their NL East tilt at Citi Field on Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves are in need of a hot streak if they expect to challenge in the National League East. After back to back defeats the Braves got back in the win column with a 5-3, eleven inning decision at Citi Field. Starter Shelby Miller gave up three runs on eight hits over 6.1 frames for a no decision with six relievers putting up zeros. The Bravos racked up 13 hits and walked three times with Freddie Freeman going deep and driving in two while Cameron Maybin went 3-6 and drove in three with Andrelton Simmons going 4-4 with a run. Rookie Michael Foltynewicz takes the mound against the Mets for the first time in his career. Foltynewicz has struggled the past two times out with nine runs scored on 20 hits and three BB over 11.1 frames.
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The New York Mets are locked in a first place battle for the National League East with Washington. The Mets are having trouble getting traction with their two game winning streak ending thanks to the bullpen. Jacob deGrom gave up a run through seven frames and struck out nine before Hans Robles gave up two runs with Carlo Torres giving up a pair of runs in the 11th to absorb the loss. New York totaled eleven hits and walked twice with Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda driving in runs while four players logged two hits apiece. The Mets are slated to sent right hander Dillon Gee to the for the third time against Atlanta in 2015. Gee was hit hard in a 7-3 defeat at San Diego last time out with seven runs allowed (four earned) on eight hits in four innings.
The over is 7-2-1 in Atlanta’s last 10 games as an underdog while the Braves are 3-7 in their last 10 overall and 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass. The over is 6-2 in New York’s last 8 vs. National League East while the Mets are 42-15 in their last 57 games as a favorite with the over going 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 13-3 in Gee’s last 16 starts vs. Atlanta. I’m going with the Mets although neither team is hot right now…