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Tommy Hanson, Johan Santana take mound in Mets vs Braves tilt

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
April 5, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

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The New York Mets battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Thursday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

New York hands the ball to starter Johan Santana in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Tommy Hanson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as -119 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Mets) and the No. 6 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its National League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 0 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 3 lineup of the Braves at 0 runs per outing.

Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 0 runs per game.

The Braves were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Atlanta lost in extra innings against the Phillies on Wednesday as Philadelphia edged them 4-3 at Turner Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +105 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York threw a shutout at Cincinnati in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Miguel Batista to defeat Cincinnati 3-0 on Wednesday.

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

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

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Saturday, April 7

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