MLB Picks: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

In the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (4-0) and the New York Mets (4-0) at Turner Field, Julio Teheran (1-0, 1.50 ERA) and Dillon Gee (7-8, 4.00 ERA) take the mound. The Braves won the last game 5-3 and Atlanta leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and will air on PIX11, SPSO and MLB Network.

Teheran is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA, 33 strikeouts and 16 walks against the Mets in his career. Chris Johnson (.556 ) continued his hot start yesterday, going 3 for 4. In his pitching opportunities against the Braves, Gee is 6-4 with a 2.79 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 28 walks. David Wright (.353 ) has been doing well to start the season for the Mets, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, two RBIs, and one stolen base.

Atlanta is a -135 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is six runs. The Braves are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with four steals, one of the highest totals in baseball. Atlanta’s pitching staff can be considered one of the best in the NL. The Braves have a team ERA of 1.00, one of the lowest in their league.

On the other side, the Mets have a record of 2-1 when they are the underdog and are +155 overall with the money line.

The only other game between the two teams went Atlanta’s way.

Predictions: SU Winner – ATL, O/U – Over

Notes

The Braves sit at a perfect 4-0 record against the NL East Division, while the Mets have split their meetings against the division (2-2).

Atlanta and New York have both won every game when leading after 7 innings (2-0).

After a weak showing last week where they got in eight hits, the Mets need to step it up. The Braves have a record of 4-0 when opponents get eight hits or fewer.

When they outhit their opponents, the Braves and the Mets both have records of 2-0.

Ranking 16th in runs, New York has earned 13 this season. Atlanta ranks fourth with 21 runs.

Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching nine this season. Atlanta ranks in the top five at fourth with 14.

When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 2-0. When the Mets hit at least one homer, they have a 0-1 record.

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