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Picks, Prediction for Mets vs Braves on Thursday, June 8

Braves Aim for Sweep

The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves will close out their three-game series Thursday with the Mets hoping to pick up one win to avoid getting swept. Atlanta is on a four-game win streak and has kept its place atop the NL East standings, while New York has lost five in a row, placing it third in the division. According to MLB odds, the Braves are favored to win the final game.

Mets Lose Lead Again

New York gave up another lead to lose its second straight game to Atlanta after its pitching struggled again.

Picks, Predictions for Mets vs Braves on Thursday, June 8

The Mets have led by three in both series games. However, their pitchers have not been able to keep it, allowing 13 total runs so far.

In New York’s last loss, starter Max Scherzer allowed five runs and 11 hits through 5 ⅔ innings, while its relievers gave up two runs and three hits in 1 ⅓ innings.

The Mets have put up solid offensive performances this series, but they’ll need to finish strong on the mound to be a good MLB pick and avoid the sweep.

Braves Stay Hot

Atlanta continued its winning ways by using another solid offensive performance to secure the series win against New York.

The Braves have won four in a row, scoring five or more runs in each of those games, and they have eliminated a three-run deficit in both of their games against the Mets.

Atlanta scored seven runs in its last win, hitting two home runs and finishing with a .368 batting average.

The Braves have homered at least once in their last 13 games, and they should be a strong MLB live betting pick to do so again on Thursday.

Starting Pitchers

Justin Verlander (2-3, 4.25 ERA) vs Spencer Strider (6-2, 2.97)

Verlander will be looking to get the Mets back on track and improve his performance after a tough May, as he finished the month with a 4.80 ERA. In three career starts against the Braves, Verlander is 2-1, recording a 2.57 ERA.

Strider should bring a solid presence to the mound, tied for the league lead with 113 strikeouts and coming off a win in which he threw seven strikeouts and allowed two runs in six innings. In his lone start against the Mets this season, Strider threw eight strikeouts and allowed four runs in five innings.

Mets vs Braves Head-to-Head

The Mets and Braves have met once this season in a three-game series in New York, where Atlanta won two games.

Mets vs Braves Game Information

  • Game: Mets (30-32) vs Braves (37-24)
  • Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
  • Day/Time: Thursday, June 8, 7:20 p.m. ET
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Mets vs Braves Betting Lines

Over/Under Pick

The Mets and Braves have hit the over and under one game each in this series, but with the way Atlanta’s offense has been playing and the lower total from MLB lines, the two should be able to hit the over in the finale.

Pick: Over 8½ (-105)

Moneyline Pick

Despite Atlanta getting out to a slower start in both games against New York, it has been able to battle back to continue its win streak. Verlander may pose an issue for the Braves at first, but they should be able to overcome once again to get the series sweep, as the sportsbook predicts.

Pick: Atlanta Braves -170

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