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Harvey Goes for 4th Straight Quality Start

Two of the bottom three offenses in the league will collide tonight as the Braves stop in at Citi Field to open up a three-game series with the Mets. Matt Harvey (4-8, 4.66 ERA) will take the bump in the series opener vs the Braves, who will counter with rookie John Gant (0-1, 5.63 ERA).

SHARK BITES
  • The Braves are 0-13 in their last 13 games as an underdog of +210 or more.
  • The Mets are 14-6 in their last 20 games as home favorites.
  • The Braves are 5-1 OU in their last 6 games.

Matt Harvey has put together three straight quality starts after a horrendous start to the 2016 season and seems to have figured things out. In his last three outings, Harvey has allowed only two total earned runs in 20 innings pitched and figures to give his Mets a good chance to win tonight, assuming he gets some run support.

There’s not much Major League data on Braves rook John Gant, as he has appeared in only eight games and made only one start for the tomahawk chops. Before being called up, Gant was 3-0 with a 3.14 ERA in seven starts with Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Braves, who are +210 on Bovada, will lean on Freddie Freeman for offense – Freddie is hitting .379 with three home runs in the last seven days and will have the lefty/righty advantage against the right-handed Matt Harvey.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Mets as -262 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.8-3.1 win for the Mets on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

36-29 New York battles the Braves, currently with a 20-46 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Atlanta injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated New York Mets and the league No. 28-ranked Atlanta Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Atlanta Braves rank No. 26 at 7.94 hits per game. That compares with the New York Mets No. 28 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Atlanta features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.63 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta rolled to a 7-2 win against Cincinnati on Thursday, as Matt Wisler and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Turner Field.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday at Citi Field behind starter B Colon.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets's last 25 games when playing Atlanta
  • NY Mets is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at New York, Saturday, June 18th

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