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Baseball odds preview - New York vs. Atlanta

New York MetsAtlanta Braves
Sep 2, 1:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds

62-73TEAM RECORD83-53

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

Paul Maholm will take the mound for Atlanta, and he'll carry a 9-10 record into the contest. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the ball for New York; he's 0-2 so far this season.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -230 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Braves in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Atlanta has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -142 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 6-5 loss against Washington on Sunday, as Jonathon Niese wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Atlanta was a 7-0 loser in its last match at home against the Marlins. They lost as -220 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Miami staff and losing 7-0 to the Marlins on Sunday at Turner Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Atlanta, Tuesday, September 3