Mets at Braves - 6/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (38-32) at Atlanta Braves (24-47)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
M Harvey (4-9) (4.76) vs. Matt Wisler (3-7) (4.23)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +149 / New York Mets -159 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves begin a four-game series early Thursday night.
The New York Mets look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Mets have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.17 and have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 69 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 44 RBI and Neil Walker has 14 home runs. Matt Harvey gets the nod, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 2-4 with a 3.72 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 73 hits, Nick Markakis has 39 RBI and Adonis Garcia has three home runs. Matt Wisler takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.23 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Wisler is 3-1 with a 1.55 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 36-16 in their last 52 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in Harveys last 7 starts. The Braves are 18-42 in their last 60 home games and 1-4 in Wislers last 5 starts. The Mets are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'm not paying much attention the Braves and their little run, as there's not enough talent to keep it going much longer. Harvery has show signs recently of getting out of his funk. I have to side with the Mets here simply because I have little to no faith in the Braves.