New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/8/2014
Wednesday, April 9, 7:10 PM on SNY, FSSO
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
New York - Wheeler, Z (0-1)vs. Atlanta - Santana, E (0-0)
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Wednesday night the New York Mets will send Zach Wheeler to the hill to face Ervin Santana of the Atlanta Braves. Wheeler will be making his second start of the season while Santana will be making his season debut.
Zach Wheeler started on Opening Day for the Mets and it was a decent outing although he ended up taking the loss after he didn’t get any run support. Wheeler went 6 innings and allowed 3 runs on 7 hits (including a home run) while walking 2 and striking out 6.
During his rookie season in 2013, Wheeler faced the Braves three times and he had no problem with the Atlanta lineup. His record was a perfect 3 – 0 with a 2.89 ERA and 17 strikeouts to go with 10 walks. Despite the great numbers he will have to keep an eye on Freddie Freeman. Freeman has 4 hits in 6 at-bats with a home run and 3 walks.
Ervin Santana makes his first start in the majors this season after a rocky final start in AAA ball last week. He gave up 6 runs and 5 hits in just over 5 innings in that start. These weren’t impressive numbers but they might be expected from a pitcher without a winning record in his last three major league seasons. With this start perhaps Santana can rebound from last season’s 9 – 10 record in 32 starts with an ERA of 3.24 (which was the lowest of his career).
Santana hasn’t faced many of the Mets but he has seen a great deal of Curtis Granderson. In 40 at-bats, Granderson has 11 hits (including 5 homers) and 9 RBIs.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-2-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York is -1.5
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 1-5-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta is +1.0
Injuries to Watch
04/03/14 CF Chris Young Quad 15-day DL (4/3)
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
04/07/14 C Evan Gattis Flu questionable
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL, 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, out for season
03/28/14 P Mike Minor Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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