New York Mets (27-34) vs Atlanta Braves (37-27)Date : 06/12/2018
Time : 7:35 PM ET
Location : SunTrust Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
The Braves will welcome the Mets to SunTrust Park as the two teams will go head to head in a short 2 game series. The Braves are 2nd in the NL East while the Mets are 4th. This will be their 4th meeting between the two teams this season. In their recent matchup, the series ended in a 2-2 series split.
New York Mets's Latest Performance :
After winning 9 straight games to start the season the Mets now look like a completely different team. Losing 8 games in a row. They are on the verge of getting swept by the Yankees at home. The Mets will now go on a very tough 10 game road trip they will be playing the Braves and heading to the west to play the D-Backs and the Rockies. The Mets have a winning record on the road this season they are 15-13. Coming into this series the Mets are having a tough time scoring runs lately they have now dropped to 28th with 235 runs scored this season. In the past 6 games, the Mets were only able to score 6 runs and in the span of those 6 games, the Mets lost in two shutout games.
Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run. He seems to be the only bright spot on the Mets during this losing streak, there is nothing he can do when the bullpen isn’t doing their job. All he needs to do is focus on the plate and hope that his teammates will come through for him on the road. The Mets have now lost 10 straight at home and they are hoping they can turn the tables when they hit the road. He is hitting .285/.325/.502 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and 31 runs scored across 235 at-bats this season.
Pitching for the Mets will be Jason Vargas. He has to improve his batting in the first inning as the opposing will look to attack early and the Mets will have to play from behind. He owns an 18.00 ERA in the first, compared to a 4.63 mark in all other innings. Opposing hitters are batting .375 with a 1.026 OPS their first time facing him, but just .268 and .685 their second time.
Atlanta Braves 's Latest Performance :
The Braves will be back at SunTrust Park for a 6 game homestand beginning Tuesday. The homestand opens with a two-game series against the Mets. The Braves are 16-12 when playing at home this season. The Braves were able to bounce back from a series opener lost against the Dodgers beating the hottest team in the Major right now. The Braves have dropped to 2nd place in the NL East after dropping two games prior to the win. The Braves are 4th best in batting with 320 runs scored this season, the Braves have shown that they are legit contenders this season.
Freddie Freeman is the current favorite for the National League MVP Award. He notched his 27th multihit game which leads the NL this season. He has been on fire over the past few weeks, going 44-for-113 (.389) with seven doubles, six homers and 18 RBI across the past 29 games to raise his average from .301 to .341 just since May 9. Freeman is playing at an All-Star level, slashing .341/.433/.561. Look for him to dominate the Mets when they visit SunTrust Park. He has picked up the slack from Ozzie who started the season out on fire, look out when these two both catch fire the Braves will be a very hard team to beat.
Pitching for the Braves will be Mike Foltynewicz. He has posted a 0.97 ERA and limited opponents to a .167 batting average over his past six starts. The right-hander has allowed less than two hits through the first six innings in two of his past three starts.
How New York Mets & Atlanta Braves Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Braves are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Mets are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Against The Spread Selection: Atlanta Braves
My reason for the pick :
The Braves will breeze through the Mets at home as the Mets will lose 10 straight games, the Braves batters will take advantage of Vargas bad first pitches as they will look to strike early in the game. The Braves are getting better every day as for the Mets they can’t seem to find any answers nowadays and things are about to get worst for them because of their tough road schedule ahead.
Betting trends for New York Mets:
- Mets are 10-25 in their last 35 overall.
Betting trends for Atlanta Braves :
- Braves are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.