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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets meet at Citi Field.

The Braves will trot Alex Wood out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Wood has a 0-1 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.

The Mets will counter Wood with Zack Wheeler. Righthander Wheeler has a 3.58 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

In their last action, Atlanta was an 8-2 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Atlanta at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Atlanta: 57-44 SU
New York: 44-53 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games
NY Mets are 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to St. Louis, Friday, July 26
NY Mets at Washington, Friday, July 26