New York Mets (2-1) at Atlanta Braves (3-0)
|Date & Time||Friday April 10, 2015, 7:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Braves -108 / New York Mets -102 --- Over/Under: 7
The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets face off on Friday in game one of their MLB series.
The Atlanta Braves are off to a 3-0 start to the season sweeping the Marlins in Miami. The Braves outscored the Marlins 16-3 dominating each of the games. As a team the Braves are hitting .263 with Freddie Freeman is hiting .385, Nick Markakis is hitting .273, and Andrelton Simmons is hitting .231. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 1.00 with the starters at 1.69 and the bullpen at 0.00. For game one against the Mets Atlanta starts Eric Stults who went 8-17 with a 4.30 ERA striking out 111 over 176 innings.
The New York Mets are off to a 2-1 start surprising the Nationals by winning two of three in Washington. The Mets outscored the Nats 10-6 the three games. As a team the Mets are hitting .167 with Travis d’Arnaud hiting .455, Lucas Duda hitting .273, and David Wright and Michael Cuddyer hitting .231. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 2.08 with he starters at 1.50 and the bullpen at 3.38. For game one in Atlanta the Mets start Jon Niese who was 9-11 with a 3.40 ERA last season striking out 138 over 187.2 innings.
Atlanta is 5-0 against the NL East, 5-0 as an underdog, 1-4 following an off day, and 0-4 as a home underdog. New York is 4-1 in their last five games, 10-4 as a favorite, 7-3 against a left-handed starter, and 1-4 in Niese’s last five starts in game one of a series. New York has won seven of their last 10 games against Atlanta.
With the total set at seven my free pick in this one is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area and as always they are available for individual purchase at Picks and Parlays.