New York Mets (53-53) at Atlanta (60-45), 7:10 p.m. EDT Sports.com Line: Atlanta -140, Total: 8
The Mets and Braves continue their three-game series at Turner Field tonight. The Mets are just 5-13 since the All-Star break and have lost 21 of their last 31 overall. After getting swept at Citi Field in April, the Braves have won four of the last six games vs. the Mets this season, and are a major-league best 35-13 at home.With a loss today the Mets will continue their streak of not winning a road series this season vs. an NL opponent. Going back to last season, the Mets have only won one road series vs. an NL opponent since June of 2009. NFL Scores
R.A. Dickey (7-4, 2.32 ERA) will go against Derek Lowe (10-9, 4.58 ERA) tonight. Dickey has perhaps been the Mets’ most consistent starter since the AS break as he has pitched to a 1.29 ERA in his last four starts, and enters this game with a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings pitched.
Lowe has pitched poorly in his last 6 starts going 1-4 with a 5.03 ERA. He is 0-2 vs. the Mets this season. Basketball Lines
The fact that the Braves are favored by as much as they are despite Lowe’s recent struggles is an indication of just how woeful the Mets have been on the road. Also factor in the following Fox Sheets nugget: NFL Lines
Road teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (NY METS) with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 2.70 or better on the season (NL), starting a pitcher who gave up <=2 earned runs in his last 2 outings are 89-50 over the last 5 seasons. 64.0% (38.1 units).
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