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MLB Betting: Braves vs. Mets

Divisonal rivals close out a three-game series today when the New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves.

It's a pitching duel between R.A. Dickey for the Mets (2-6 on the year) and Tim Hudson for Atlanta (4-4 so far).

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Braves listed as favorites of 120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Mets sit at No. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 13-ranked defense.

The Braves were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Dillon Gee shut down the Braves in their last game, striking out 2 in a 5-0 shutout over Atlanta in baseball action at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 4-6


A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets' last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Florida, Tuesday, June 7
NY Mets at Milwaukee, Tuesday, June 7

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