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Mets face Atlanta Braves: MLB odds preview and stats

New York MetsAtlanta Braves
May 4, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD17-12

New York pays a visit to Atlanta on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Braves bats in baseball action at Turner Field.

Jonathon Niese, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Braves trot Julio Teheran to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-141 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Braves and the National League No. 12-rated Mets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.8 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Mets were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +171 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. New York won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Atlanta 7-5 in extra innings at Turner Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets' last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games

Next up:
NY Mets at Atlanta, Sunday, May 5