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MLB Game Preview - Mets underdogs vs Braves at New York

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
Aug 5, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

64-48TEAM RECORD55-55

The visiting Braves hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

R.A. Dickey will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 5-9 record into the contest. Tim Hudson gets the ball for Atlanta; he's 10-7 so far this season.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Atlanta before the first pitch in this match will find them as 100-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Mets and the National League No. 4-rated Braves in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Atlanta at -144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park behind starter Brandon Beachy.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets' last 14 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Saturday, August 6

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