Mets host the Braves on Sunday Night
A pair of National League East teams will close out the MLB betting schedule for the week on Sunday night as the New York Mets play host to the rival Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.
And the Mets will be looking for Shaun Marcum to pick up his first victory of the season on Sunday night, with the righthander 0-5 with a 6.59 ERA over his six starts. Marcum is 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA over his four career starts against Atlanta.
Atlanta counters with Julio Teheran, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mets as +118 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 14 (Mets) and the No. 9 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 10 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Atlanta brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 15-ranked defense.
Atlanta was a 6-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as -154 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Mike Minor - will prevail again after their 6-0 victory against New York at Citi Field.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8
A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta at Toronto, Monday, May 27
NY Mets home to NY Yankees, Monday, May 27