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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets - 8/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Wednesday August 14, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)
Location
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: New York Mets +125 / Atlanta Braves -136 -- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
SNY, FSSE
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The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves meet Wednesday in MLB action at SunTrust Park

The New York Mets need a victory here after back-to-back losses. The Mets have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Mets have won 19 of their last 21 games when scoring four or more runs. Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with 132 hits and 55 RBI while Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso have combined for 232 hits and 133 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 7-7 with a 4.49 ERA and 104 strikeouts this season. Matz is 5-1 with a 3.61 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 147 hits and 81 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies have combined for 288 hits and 161 RBI. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball, and he is 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Keuchel’s first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in Matzs last 6 road starts. The Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 1-4 in Keuchels last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and 5-2 in Matzs last 7 road starts vs. Braves. The under is 8-2 in Keuchels last 10 starts overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Matzs last 6 starts overall.

Matz has allowed 32 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 31.1 innings, and he has a 6.79 ERA and .305 allowed batting average on the road. Keuchel has allowed 45 hits and 26 earned runs in his last 49 innings, and he has a 2.96 ERA and .172 allowed batting average in 27.1 innings at SunTrust Park. Matz has not been good on the road this season to say the least, and while Keuchel hasn't looked his old self for much of the season either, he has been pretty solid at home. For a more than reasonable price, I have to lean toward the Atlanta Braves.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves -136

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