Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 6:10 PM (Citizens Bank Park )
The Line: Atlanta Braves +106 / New York Mets -115 -- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets meet Saturday in MLB action at Citi Field.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Braves have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 154 hits and 88 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 298 hits and 171 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 14-4 with a 3.84 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Fried is 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The New York Mets look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Mets have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have won five straight games when scoring four or more runs. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 140 hits and 54 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso have combined for 254 hits and 152 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 4.40 ERA and 153 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 6-5 with a 3.78 ERA and 72 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 8-1 in Frieds last 9 road starts. The Mets are 10-1 in their last 11 Saturday games, 14-3 in their last 17 home games and 4-1 in Wheelers last 5 starts. The Braves are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in New York and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Wheelers last 5 starts overall. The over is 12-4 in Frieds last 16 road starts.
Fried has allowed 23 hits and five earned runs in his last 22.1 innings, and he has a 4.02 ERA and .279 allowed batting average on the road. Wheeler has allowed 28 hits and eight earned runs in his last 25 innings, and he has a 4.20 ERA and .239 allowed batting average at home. Fried hasn't been his best on the road this season, the Braves are still 15-4 with him on the mound since May, and that includes six straight victories. Wheeler can be hit or miss at times, and he's allowing a .328 batting average with seven homers in 174 at bats against current Braves. I have to side with the Braves here, especially with us getting slight plus money.