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Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds
Citi Field hosts an MLB battle between the New York Mets and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Jonathon Niese gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 10-8 mark. In the other dugout, Paul Maholm brings a 11-9 ledger to the game for the Braves as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.
If you're going with the Mets in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +100 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 12 in the National League and the Braves at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Braves average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
Atlanta won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Rockies on September 6. Bettors who backed the Braves at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Colorado 1-0 on Thursday at Turner Field.
Last time out for New York, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +116 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals 6-2 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Mets' last 18 games
Atlanta at NY Mets, Saturday, September 8