New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

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The Atlanta Braves are playing host to their divisional rival New York Mets at SunTrust Park. Pix11 will be showing the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Atlanta (+125) is coming into this one as the underdog to New York (-135) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at +105 for the over and -125 for the under. Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Mets -1.5 runs (+110) and Braves 1.5 runs (-130).

The Mets are 14-5 SU and are 11-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 8.6 units for moneyline bettors in the seasons early going and 6.3 units ATS. The Braves, on the other hand, are 11-8 SU and 13-5 ATS. They’ve gained 7.0 units for moneyline bettors and 8.8 units ATS.

Atlanta games have an over/under record of 7-8-3 thus far in 2018. The Mets have an over/under record of 9-9.

Right-hander Jacob deGrom is projected to start for New York. deGrom is 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face Atlanta this year, but he made three starts against the Braves in 2017, compiling a 2-0 record against them with a 3.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

The Braves are preparing to start righty Julio Teheran (1-1, 5.40 ERA), who’s got 21 strikeouts and 13 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.65. Teheran made five starts against the team in 2017, posting a 1-2 record in 2017, posting a 1-2 record with a 3.26 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

As a unit, Atlanta’s pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.36 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 14 games against divisional opponents, Braves starters have an ERA of 3.63 and the bullpens ERA is 2.61.

The Atlanta offense has produced 5.6 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over its last five. The teams hit .257/.324/.374 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Ozzie Albies has helped lead the Braves offense this year with six home runs, 12 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.96 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.15 K/9. The bullpen has logged a solid ERA of just 3.03, along with a K/9 of 10.09.

The Mets offense has slashed .239/.338/.399 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by Asdrubal Cabrera, who is slashing .347/.386/.613 with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Mets are looking for another victory after a 5-3 win in the prior game of this series.

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Mets, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in four of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • The Mets have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Braves have hit nine over their last 10.
  • Atlanta has recorded 22.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.6 over its last five.