Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Mets
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds
The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting New York Mets on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.
Atlanta hands the ball to starter Kris Medlen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-7 mark on the year. New York counters with Shaun Marcum, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Braves as -180 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at SportBet started to move the line.
The Braves sit at No. 9 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 7 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, more than the Mets have managed so far this season (7.7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
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 +179 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 Tuesday at Turner Field behind starter Z Wheeler.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
NY Mets are 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
Atlanta is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
NY Mets at Atlanta, Thursday, June 20