Mets vs Braves Betting Preview
New York pays a visit to Atlanta on Tuesday, riding a 6-1 streak against the Braves in MLB wagering action.
Johan Santana gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 0-1 on the season but has pitched well. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Randall Delgado, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as slight underdogs at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7 at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 5 in the National League and the Mets at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 2.8 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Last time out for New York, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Atlanta on Monday at Turner Field behind starter Dillon Gee.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets' last 22 games on the road
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Mets
NY Mets at Atlanta, Wednesday, April 18