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Mets vs. Braves - 6/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (22-46) at New York Mets (36-31)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)

J Teheran (2-7) (2.93) vs. J deGrom (3-3) (2.82)

The Line: New York Mets -188 / Atlanta Braves +178 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSO/WPIX

The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the New York Mets early Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

The Atlanta Braves look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 68 hits, Nick Markakis has 37 RBI and Adonis Garcia has three home runs. Julio Teheran gets the nod, and he’s 2-7 with a 2.93 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

Mets vs. Braves - 6/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets need a bounce back win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mets have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.15 and have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 66 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 43 RBI and Neil Walker has 14 home runs. Jacob deGrom takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 17-36 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Teherans last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games and 2-6 in deGroms last 8 starts. The Braves are 5-10 in the last 15 meetings.

The Braves are going to come back to earth sooner or later, as they're arguably the worst team in baseball and can't keep up this offesnive production much longer. deGrom has the stuff to quiet the Braves lineup. I see the Mets avoiding the sweep at home.

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