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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves - 6/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Date & Time Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
Queens, New York
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves -113 / New York Mets +103 -- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets meet Saturday in MLB action at Citi Field.

The Atlanta Braves look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 100 hits and 63 RBI while Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have combined for 185 hits and 95 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.94 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 10-8 with a 2.62 ERA and 126 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The New York Mets could use a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 88 hits and 30 RBI while Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario have combined for 161 hits and 103 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.85 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Matz is 5-1 with a 3.40 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games, 9-3 in their last 12 vs. National League East and 7-3 in Teherans last 10 starts. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 7-1 in Matzs last 8 home starts and 1-4 in Matzs last 5 starts. The Braves are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in New York, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and 5-2 in Teherans last 7 road starts vs. Mets. The over is 11-4-2 in Mets last 17 overall. The under is 4-1 in Braves last 5 overall.

Teheran has been awful in his last two starts, giving up 17 hits and 13 earned runs in his last eight innings. Teheran also has a 4.56 ERA on the road this season. Matz has given up 15 earned runs in his last 15.1 innings and that includes a game against these Braves where he was tagged through five. I'm not trying to get behind either of these pitchers, but we're getting the much better team in the Braves and a cheap price. Teheran is also allowing a .219 batting average with 63 strikeouts in 242 at bats against current Mets. I'll take the Braves.

Atlanta Braves -113

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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