New York sends Jeremy Hefner vs Kris Medlen in Mets vs Braves game

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
May 24, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

28-18TEAM RECORD17-27

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York vs Atlanta battle on Friday at Citi Field as the Mets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Mets will rely on Jeremy Hefner to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kris Medlen will be his counterpart for the Braves. Jeremy Hefner is 0-5 this season, and Kris Medlen is 1-5.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Mets as +150 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Mets sit at No. 14 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Atlanta was an 8-3 winner in its last match at home against the Twins. They won as -175 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, an 8-3 final on Wednesday in support of Paul Maholm at Turner Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +108 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets were saddled with a loss last time out in Matt Harvey's start, as they lost 7-4 against Cincinnati on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Saturday, May 25