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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 6/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Wednesday June 19, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)
Location
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
Atlanta Braves -145 / New York Mets +135 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
SNY, FSSE
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The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will meet up on the MLB circuit to finish their series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener, the Braves took a big 12-3 win. On Tuesday, the Mets returned the favor with a 10-2 victory.

For the Thursday game, the Mets will be sending out Steven Matz for the start. In his 68.2 innings and 5-4 record this year, Matz has a 3.93 ERA with 72 Ks and 22 BBs.

The Mets offense came alive Tuesday, slapping 15 total hits. The big contributor was Pete Alonso, with a double, a homer, four hits, three RBI and three runs.
Over on the Braves’ side, they’re going with Max Fried on Wednesday. In his 76.2 innings and 7-3 record so far, Fried has a 4.11 ERA with 70 Ks and 21 BBs.

Atlanta could only put together five hits in the loss Tuesday. The lone batter with two knocks was  Josh Donaldson, who hit a solo homer as well.

The Mets are 5-2 in their last seven in game three of a series and 2-6 in their last eight Wednesday games. NY is 1-4 in Matz’s last five road starts and 7-2 in his last nine versus the NL East.

Meanwhile, the Braves are 44-21 in their last 65 in game three of a series and 6-1 in Fried’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 6-1 in Fried’s last seven starts on grass and 6-0 in his last six with four days’ rest.

Matz has four quality starts in his last five appearances, and has gone exactly 6.0 innings in all of them. He’s given up five earned on nine hits over his last 12.0 innings as well.

As for Fried, he’s coughed up 13 earned over his last 14.2 innings but does have a quality start mixed in there.

All things considered however, I have to go Matz and Mets here.

Pick:
New York Mets +135

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