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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - Game 1 - 5/28/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (25-24) at Atlanta Braves (30-21)
Date & Time Monday May 28, 2018, 1:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Atlanta Braves +130 / New York Mets -140 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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MLB | New York Mets (25-24) at Atlanta Braves (30-21)
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The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves meet Monday in game one of a MLB doubleheader at SunTrust Park.

The New York Mets could use a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Mets have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The New York Mets have lost six of their last nine games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 60 hits and 31 RBI while Jay Bruce and Amed Rosario have combined for 76 hits and 30 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 5-3 with a 1.89 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored 15 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last six games when scoring more than two runs. Nick Markakis leads the Braves with 69 hits and 35 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 122 hits and 72 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Fried is 0-1 with a 1.23 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 2-7 in their last 9 vs. National League East and 2-5 in deGroms last 7 starts. The Braves are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. National League East, 10-4 in their last 14 opening games of a double-header and 3-12 in their last 15 Monday games. The Mets are 19-8 in the last 27 meetings in Atlanta, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.

Since April 21, deGrom has allowed just one run, which means he's given up a combined one run in his last six starts. Against current Braves hitters in 124 at bats, deGrom is allowing a .226 batting average with 37 strikeouts. It doesn't matter who is on the mound or what is going on with the Braves, I can't bet against the Mets ace in his current form, especially when he's getting a cheap price. 

New York Mets -140

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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