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MLB PICKS JUNE 17 - ATLANTA BRAVES VS NEW YORK METS PICK & ANALYSIS

June 17, 2019

MLB EXPERT PICKS - FULL ANALYSIS ATTACHED

ATLANTA BRAVES MONEYlINE: 2 UNITS (-158)

 

The Atlanta Braves are currently ranked 1st on our WAR (Wins Above Replacement) rankings, as they are the hottest team in baseball. The Braves have won 9 of their last 10 games (90%) and they are 12-3 in their last 15 games played (80%). Atlanta is 9-1 in their last 10 games versus National League opponents (90%). The Braves offense is red-hot. They have a 2nd ranked .293 team batting average in June, 1st ranked .372 on-base %, 1st ranked .564 slugging %, 1st ranked 32 HR's, and a 1st ranked 112 runs scored which is a staggering +42 more runs scored than the Mets in the same span. The Braves have a staggering offensive advantage in this game and they are also bringing their ace to the mound in Mike Soroka. Soroka is putting together a Cy Young candidate season with his 7-1 record (87.5%), .192 opposing batting average, 1.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. Zack Wheeler has been struggling to keep the ball in the park this season. He has given up 13 HR's in 88 innings. Wheeler only gave up 14 HR's in 182 innings last season and his .250 opposing batter average is sub-par. The Mets are a disaster on the road. They are just 3-11 in their last 14 games on the road and their -8.45 unit deficit makes them the 2nd biggest road deficit team in the MLB this season. The disparity in these offenses, and overall team performance in June, with the Braves wheeling out a lights out ace in Soroka makes Atlanta a no-brainer to support tonight.