Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets - 6/12/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (34-27) at Milwaukee Brewers (29-33)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
Steven Matz (7-2) (2.68) vs. Zach Davies (4-3) (4.77)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +111 / New York Mets -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, WPIX
On Sunday afternoon in MLB action up at Miller Park, the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers will be finishing out their weekend series.
This will be game four of the set. In Thursday’s opener, the Mets took a 5-2 win and followed that up with a 2-1 victory on Friday. In Saturday’s game, the Brewers were able to get some momentum back with a 7-4 victory.
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LHP Steven Matz will be taking the mound for the Mets on Sunday. Over his 10 starts and 7-2 record, Matz sports a pretty neat 2.69 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP in 60.1 innings. On Tuesday in a loss to the Pirates, Matz allowed two runs on eight hits across five innings.
The New York hitters have a lot of power, if not consistency. Asdrubal Cabrera heads the charge on 60 hits with 21 runs and 21 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes has 56 hits with 34 runs, 16 homers and 39 RBI. Neil Walker is also playing well on 56 hits, 25 runs and 25 RBI. Cespedes and Walker combined to go 0-for-5 on Saturday.
The Brewers will be countering with right-hander Zach Davies on Sunday. In his 10 starts and 4-3 record this year, Davies has produced a 4.29 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP in 56.2 innings. On Tuesday against the A’s, Davies was strong again on two runs and two hits in seven innings.
The Milwaukee order has a nice mix of veterans and up-and-comers. Jonathan Villar has been very solid on 65 hits with 32 runs and 25 RBI. Ryan Braun has 61 hits with 26 runs and 35 RBI. Braun smacked two solo homers in Saturday’s game. Chris Carter heads the club on 17 homers with 40 RBI and 31 runs, but is hitting a sketchy .232 on the year.
The Mets are 6-2 in their last eight game fours of a series, and 17-5 in their last 22 against the National League Central. New York is also 7-1 in Matz’s last eight road starts, and 7-2 in Matz’s last nine starts overall.
As for the Brewers, they’re 4-0 in their last four games against a left-handed starter, and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games. Milwaukee is also 13-31 in their last 44 game fours of a series, and 5-1 in Davies’ last six starts.
With the way Matz and Davies have been pitching lately, the under seems a strong possibility here. I’ll give a slight winning edge to the Mets’ bats as well.