Atlanta Braves at New York Mets 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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On Wednesday, Julio Teheran (12-9) will be going for his third win in a row when he and the Atlanta Braves take on Zack Wheeler (9-8) and the New York Mets.
Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds on the road last Thursday on his way to picking up his 12th win of the season. He gave up just four hits in that outing while striking out three batters and walking no one. Teheran lowered his ERA to 2.96 with that win and he has only given up 156 hits in 182.2 innings this season.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has four hits in his 11 at-bats against Teheran with a double and a solo home run. Ruben Tejada is just 1-for-12 against the right-hander with no walks and two strikeouts.
24-year-old Zack Wheeler won his second game in a row last week when he defeated the Oakland Athletics on the road. He pitched 5.2 innings in that game and allowed just two earned runs on four hits while walking three batters and striking out three. Wheeler has struck out 148 batters in 152.2 innings this season and he currently has a 3.48 ERA.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has six hits in 11 at-bats against Wheeler in his career with a double, a home run and five RBI. Chris Johnson is 2-for-17 against him with a walk and three strikeouts.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 54-67-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.2
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 59-58-14 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
New York Mets
08/25/14 2B Daniel Murphy Calf questionable
08/25/14 3B David Wright Neck questionable
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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