Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets - 6/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (31-26) at Milwaukee Brewers (27-31)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
B Colon (4-3) (3.27) vs. J Nelson (5-4) (3.43)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -115 / New York Mets +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers look to build on an impressive home field victory yesterday as they stay at Miller Park and shift gears as they host the New York Mets on Thursday night.
The Mets head into Milwaukee looking to get back on track after a disappointing 3-7 stretch in their last 10 games and they will turn to cult hero Bartolo Colon in this one as he will face off against right hander Jimmy Nelson. The Mets came into this season as the defending National League champions and a berth in the World Series which they dropped to the Kansas City Royals, but with their bullpen and additions to the lineup they were considered favourites to win the crown this season. However, a rough stretch of late and the play of the Nationals and Marlins has them in jeopardy of not making the playoffs at all, and while there is plenty of baseball left to be played the Mets know they need to play out of this funk in a hurry.
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The Brewers meanwhile are coming off a nice win yesterday and are starting to play their way back into the conversation in the NL Central and while they are light years behind the Cubs they could very well challenge for a wild card spot if they can continue to find ways to win. The Brewers are three games under .500 right now and with the rotation pitching decently well right now and Nelson being leaned on to be the guy for them it has the Brewers in a position right now where they are considered favourites to beat the Mets, though that line could change as we approach first pitch.
New York is 14-2 in their last 16 games against the NL Central, 2-5 in their last seven overall, and 1-4 in their last five Thursday games, while the Brewers are 5-1 in Nelson’s last six starts against the NL East, 0-5 in his last five starts against a team with a winning record and 0-4 in his last four Thursday starts. Milwaukee has been the better team of late but the Mets are the better team overall and while it isn’t Syndergaard or deGrom on the mound I think Colon can do enough to get the Mets bac in the win column.