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Atlanta favored by -130 against New York on Thursday

New York MetsAtlanta Braves
June 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Turner Field on Thursday as host Atlanta battles the New York Mets in baseball odds action.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Mike Minor in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-2 mark on the year. New York counters with R.A. Dickey, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Braves - Mets odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 11 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Mets were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Robert Parnell chucked 2 shutout innings at the Braves in their last game, striking out 5 in a 4-0 win against Atlanta in baseball action at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Atlanta's last 25 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to LA Angels, Friday, June 17
Atlanta home to Texas, Friday, June 17