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The New York Mets will be looking for another win as they take on the Atlanta Braves this Tuesday. The Mets are currently 34-38 after losing to the Braves in their last game. Meanwhile, the Braves are 43-30 after beating the Mets yesterday. Now, both teams will be looking to improve upon their respective records in this game.
Mets Lose First Game Of Series
The New York Mets have only won 34 of their first 72 games. In addition, the team is currently in third place in the NL East division as the team is still failing to live up to its preseason hype. One of the main reasons for the team’s struggles away from Citi Field. The team has looked awful on the road this season as the team has only won 14 of its first 38 road games this season. Now, the team will have to face a very solid home team once again this Tuesday.
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 18, 2019
The New York Mets are led by rookie first baseman Pete Alonso who has been amazing this season. So far this season, Alonso has looked dialed in at the plate. However, he has also displayed a tremendous amount of power as he has a team-leading 23 home runs along with 54 RBIs. Alonso is currently the front-runner to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award and for good reason.
Braves Look To Keep Rolling
The Atlanta Braves have won 43 of their first 73 games. In addition, the team is currently in first place in the NL East division as the team is still looking like the playoff contender that people expected before the season started. Besides the quality season-long stats, the team is currently on fire as the Braves have won ten of their last 11 games including a win against the Mets yesterday. The Braves have also dominated at home this season as the team has won 23 of its first 39 home games this season. Now, the team will have to face a below average team at home this Tuesday.
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— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 18, 2019
The Atlanta Braves are led by first baseman Freddie Freeman who was unbelievable last season. Last season, Freeman hit 23 home runs along with 98 RBIs as he was an NL MVP candidate for the bulk of the regular season. However, Freeman is also a fantastic contact hitter as his batting average has never been below .276 in each of his last six seasons. So far this season, Freeman has looked dialed in at the plate as he currently has a .313 batting average through the team’s first 73 games.
- Braves are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Braves are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Mets are 0-5 in deGrom’s last 5 road starts.
- Mets are 0-4 in deGrom’s last 4 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Simply put, Atlanta is the better of these two teams and it is not even close. Atlanta has looked like the best team in baseball over the last two weeks as the team’s lineup continues to dominate while the Mets have been terrible on the road up to this point in time. I expect this game to be pretty lopsided throughout as the Braves win this game.
Prediction: Atlanta Braves
Full-Game Total Pick
Since both of these teams possess below average pitching staffs, I have to lean to the over in this game. Furthermore, both teams have the ability to put up at least five runs in any baseball game so I think that this total is too low. I can see this game being somewhere in the realm of 6-4 so I will recommend the over in this game.
Prediction: Over 8.5