The Atlanta Braves will welcome the New York Mets to SunTrust Park in the 2 game of a NL East doubleheader. Pix11 will be showing the action and the game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Odds
The Braves are 30-21 SU and 29-21 ATS. The teams gained 10.9 units for moneyline bettors and 5.7 units against the spread (ATS). Atlanta has covered the spread only twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the Mets have gone 25-24 SU this year and are 22-26 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 1.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.0 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in six of those seven.
Atlanta games have had an over/under record of 23-24-3 so far in 2018. New York has an over/under record of 21-26-1.
New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.81 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.17, along with a K/9 of 8.97.
Mets hitters have slashed .240/.319/.389 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).
New York’s hitters have been led by second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielder Jay Bruce. Cabrera is hitting .316/.356/.532 with eight home runs, 31 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while Bruce is hitting .235 with three homers, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
In the home-team dugout, Atlanta’s pitching staff has allowed 3.9 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.47 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 31 games against NL East opponents, Braves starters have an ERA of 2.99 and the bullpens ERA is 2.77.
The Atlanta offense has produced 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .257/.330/.389 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman have paced the Braves batters this year. Markakis is slashing .340/.409/.512 with seven home runs, 35 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Freemans line sits at .325/.424/.541 with nine homers, 38 RBIs, 33 runs and five steals.
The Mets have lost 0.8 units and are 15-20 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 15 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against y starters.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Mets, O/U – UNDER
- The Mets have lost five of their last six games SU.
- Atlanta has posted 20.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.6 over its last five.
- The Mets have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.