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Atlanta Braves take on Mets in baseball test

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
Sep 8, 4:05 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

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The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Braves arrive at Citi Field on Saturday.

Jeremy Hefner will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 2-4 record into the contest. Kris Medlen gets the ball for Atlanta; he's 6-0 so far this season.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as +160 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Mets and the National League No. 6-rated Braves in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Atlanta brings the National League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Mets on September 7. Bettors who backed the Braves at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out New York 3-0 on Friday at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 9-1
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of NY Mets' last 19 games
NY Mets are 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Sunday, September 9