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MLB betting line favors Braves over Mets

Atlanta BravesNew York Mets
Aug 11, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds

65-47TEAM RECORD54-59

Atlanta pays a visit to New York on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Mets bats in baseball action at Citi Field.

The match puts starter Kris Medlen for the Braves on the hill facing Johan Santana for the Mets. Medlen brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Santana is 6-7 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Mets) and the No. 6 (Braves) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Paul Maholm silenced the Mets bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus New York at Citi Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
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
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 10 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Sunday, August 12