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MLB betting line favors Braves over Mets

New York MetsAtlanta Braves
Sep 16, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds

71-79TEAM RECORD86-64

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

For the Braves, Derek Lowe gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mets hitters off the base paths. He'll face Chris Capuano, 10-12 on the year.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as underdogs of +-169 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Braves and the National League No. 7-rated Mets in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Mets average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

In their last action, New York was a 10-1 loser at home against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-1 to Washington on Thursday at Citi Field.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Marlins on September 14. Bettors who backed the Braves at -167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 4-1 final on Wednesday in support of Randall Delgado at Turner Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Mets are 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Atlanta, Saturday, September 17