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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 9/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (63-83) at Atlanta Braves (66-79)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)

R Montero (5-9) (4.96) vs. Sean Newcomb (2-8) (4.38)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -136 / New York Mets +126 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSO, SNY

The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.

The New York Mets could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Mets have allowed 39 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The New York Mets have lost 11 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 118 hits and 49 RBI while Jose Reyes and Michael Conforto have combined for 212 hits and 119 RBI. Rafael Montero gets the ball, and he is 5-9 with a 5.05 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Montero is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Braves. 

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 9/15/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Braves have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Atlanta Braves have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 187 hits and 55 RBI while Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp have combined for 269 hits and 132 RBI. Sean Newcomb gets the ball, and he is 2-8 with a 4.38 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. This will be Newcomb’s second career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 9-2 in their last 11 Friday games, 1-4 in Monteros last 5 starts with 5 days of rest and 4-1 in Monteros last 5 starts. The Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games, 2-5 in Newcombs last 7 home starts and 3-9 in Newcombs last 12 starts. The Mets are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Atlanta, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Mets pitching staff has given up eight or more runs in their last four games and have an ERA of 6.93 in the month of September. At this point I don't care about the form of either team or the pitching matchup, there's just no way I can back the Mets. This team is getting blasted nightly. I'm siding with the Braves as a fade from the Mets more than anything. 

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