Julio Teheran (4-3, 5.07 ERA) and Matt Harvey (7-4, 3.32 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (34-35) and the New York Mets (36-34) at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 6-4 and Atlanta leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 5:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 21 and can be seen on PIX11 and FSN-S.
Teheran is 4-3 with a 3.46 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 43 strikeouts against the Mets. Harvey is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA when pitching against the Braves. He is up against a good Atlanta offense which is hitting .259 this season. Lucas Duda (.273, 37 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
New York takes on Atlanta as a -129 favorite. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at six runs. The Braves have an overall money line of +381 and a record as the underdog of 23-29. Within its division, Atlanta has a 5-4 as the underdog and a 15-16 SU.
As for their opponent, New York is coming in with an overall money line of +84 and an impressive record of 30-10 as the favorite. They have been playing solid baseball as favorite with a 19-7 record against fellow NL East members, and a 23-13 record SU. Offensively, the Mets have really picked up the pace in division games. They have exceeded their season average of 3.7 runs per game by averaging 4.1 in those contests. The Mets allow 3.9 runs per game, but have damaged those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 5.0 runs per game during that span. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Mets are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.21 for the season.
The Mets lead the season series, 6-5. The Braves have a 29-30 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Harvey takes the mound. Teheran (RHP) will be on the hill against the Mets, who have a 30-27 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM, O/U - Over
The Mets have a 23-14 record against teams in their division, while the Braves are even against their rivals at 16-16.
When leading after 7 innings, New York is 16-13, while Atlanta is 14-24.
The Braves are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Mets have an 11-27 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
It looks like the Braves have a slight leg up on the Mets, as the Braves have won their last two games while the Mets have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 25-11. The Mets have a 23-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 260 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 293.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 186 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 12th with 209.
The Braves are 19-11 when they hit at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 23-12 record.