Shaun Marcum vs Mike Minor matchup featured in MLB action
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds
Turner Field hosts an MLB battle between the Atlanta Braves and the visiting New York Mets on Friday.
Atlanta hands the ball to starter Mike Minor in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-2 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.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Mets listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 7 in the National League and the Mets at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5.8 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
The Mets were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -124 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 7-6 final on Wednesday in support of Dillon Gee at Marlins Park.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Nationals on May 2. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Thursday, with Kris Medlen throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Mets' last 23 games
NY Mets are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
NY Mets at Atlanta, Saturday, May 4