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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

New York Mets (61-59) at Atlanta Braves (72-50)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:20 pm (SunTrust Park)

Marcus Stroman (0-0, 6.10 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (7-7, 3.35 ERA)

Lines and Odds: Atlanta Braves -1.5 – Over/Under: 10

Free MLB Pick New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves

After suffering their third consecutive loss, the New York Mets look to avoid a series sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves in tonight's series finale at SunTrust Park. The Mets are 14-4 since July 26 but they have picked the worst time to go into a slump as they are only two games over .500. With the National League being in a tight race in almost every division, the chances of the Mets making the playoffs are still likely. Braves' CF Ender Inciarte drove in the first run of the contest on a double to left field and brought home 3B Josh Donaldson. It was 1-0 the rest of the way until the game broke out in the seventh inning. Third baseman J.D Davis drove in two runs to take the lead for the Mets and the Braves answered right back by pouncing on Mets RHP Seth Lugo for five runs and five hits giving Lugo his third loss. Braves went on to win 6-4, looking to give the Mets their fourth straight loss tonight.

The Atlanta Braves are sitting atop of the NL East standings by a decent margin, ahead of the Nationals and Phillies by six and nine games, respectively. This is their sixth win in eight games, and with Julio Teheran recently playing on a high note, posting a 2.56 ERA since May, the Braves look to wrap this series up with a sweep as he takes the mound tonight. Inciarte has scored 15 runs in 18 games after Nick Markakis went down with a wrist injury and sits on a batting average of .328. Look for him to continue making an impact tonight as the Braves will try to shake Marcus Stroman in his second road start for the Mets since coming over from Toronto. He gave up three runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings in that outing and it might not be any easier tonight.

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