New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 9/26/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (71-84) at New York Mets (66-90)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
R Dickey (10-10) (4.32) vs. R Montero (5-11) (5.22)
The Line: New York Mets -113 / Atlanta Braves +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSSE
Over at Citi Field on Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday doubleheader, the Braves scored three times in the sixth and eighth innings on the way to a 9-2 win in game one, and in the nightcap the Mets eked out a 3-2 win.
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For Tuesday’s matchup, the Braves will be bringing out veteran RHP RA Dickey. In his 183.1 innings and 10-10 record this year, Dickey has a 4.32 ERA with 132 Ks and 67 BBs.
Atlanta has a few hitters of note. Ender Inciarte came into this set with 197 hits, 91 runs, 11 homers and 56 RBI while Nick Markakis posted 155 hits, 74 runs and 72 RBI. Inciarte and Markakis combined for two runs, three RBI and two hits in game one Monday, then in the second game each player went 1-for-4.
The Mets will be rolling with RHP Rafael Montero on Tuesday. Over his 110.1 innings and 5-11 record this year, Montero has a 5.30 ERA with 108 Ks and 61 BBs.
The Mets have some notable bats as well. Asdrubal Cabrera entered this set with 126 hits, 65 runs, 13 homers and 53 RBI while Jose Reyes posted 118 hits, 72 runs, 14 homers and 56 RBI. Reyes managed one hit in Monday’s opener; Cabrera got the day off. In the nightcap, Cabrera had one hit and an RBI in the second game while Reyes appeared as a pinch hitter.
The Braves are 6-13 in their last 19 during game three of a series and 4-1 in Dickey’s last five starts versus the National League East. Atlanta is also 2-5 in Dickey’s last seven starts with four days’ rest and 2-7 in Dickey’s last nine starts during game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Mets are 6-16 in their last 22 during game three of a series and 5-16 in their last 21 Tuesday games. New York is also 1-4 in Montero’s last five Tuesday starts and 1-4 in Montero’s last five starts in game three of a series.
Dickey had a run of bad starts, giving up 16 earned over 14.1 innings in three outings. He did bounce back from that with two earned on four hits in 8.0 innings over the Nationals in his most recent start, though. As for Montero, he had a pretty good four-start run going until coughing up five earned on seven hits in 4.0 innings in Miami his last time up. I normally stay away from the unpredictable Dickey, but he’s got an optimal situation going here. I’ll take the Braves.