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Jonathon Niese Mets at Home vs Atlanta in MLB Clash

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
Aug 12, 8:05 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

66-47TEAM RECORD54-60

The Mets get a visit from the Atlanta Braves in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Mets will rely on Jonathon Niese to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ben Sheets will be his counterpart for the Braves. Jonathon Niese is 8-6 this season, and Ben Sheets is 4-1.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -105 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Mets in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

New York owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 6-rated defense.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Mets on August 11. Bettors who backed the Braves at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got the job done in their last match in a 9-3 victory over New York on Saturday at Citi Field behind starter Kris Medlen.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets' last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to San Diego, Monday, August 13
NY Mets at Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 14