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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (74-66) at Atlanta Braves (54-85)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)

Robert Gsellman (2-1) (2.87) vs. J Teheran (5-9) (3.01)

The Line: Atlanta Braves TBA / New York Mets TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds


The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will be kicking off their MLB series from Turner Field on Friday. 

The Mets are on a nice win streak after sweeping the Reds this week. New York has won their last five games overall. 

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


As for the Braves, they played the Nationals this week and dropped all three games by a combined five runs. 

The Mets will be bringing out RHP Robert Gsellman for the start on Friday. Over three games (two starts) and a 2-1 record this year, Gsellman owns a 2.87 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP in 15.2 innings. Gsellman won his last outing, going six innings with six hits and one earned against the Nationals. 

New York has a few noteworthy bats in their order. Asdrubal Cabrera has hit 120 times with 53 runs, 19 hoers and 48 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes has hit 116 times with 59 runs, 28 homers and 71 RBI. Neil Walker sits on 116 hits with 57 runs, 23 homers and 55 RBI. 

Over on the Braves’ side, we’ll be seeing RHP Julio Teheran in the starting role Friday. Over his 25 games and 5-9 record, Teheran has logged a 3.01 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 158.2 innings. In his last outing, Teheran bagged a win over the Phillies with six innings, five hits and no earned. 

It’s not hard to pick out the stars on the Atlanta roster. Freddie Freeman has hit 152 times with 86 runs, 29 homers and 73 RBI. Nick Markakis has 142 hits with 56 runs and 75 RBI. Adonis Garcia is sitting on 120 hits with 54 runs and 52 RBI. 

The Mets are 4-0 in their last four road games, and 5-0 in their last five games overall. New York is also 8-3 in their last 11 against the NL East, and 23-9 in their last 32 games following an off day. 

Meanwhile, the Braves are 4-0 in their last four home games, and 5-2 in their last seven games following a loss. Atlanta is also 2-5 in their last seven game ones of a series, and 0-4 in their last four against a team with a winning record. 

Both these teams seem to be going in opposite directions right now, so I’ll take the Mets in an opening-game win here.

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