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MLB Game Preview - Mets underdogs vs Braves at Atlanta

New York MetsAtlanta Braves
Sep 28, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Odds

72-84TEAM RECORD91-65

Turner Field hosts an MLB battle between the Atlanta Braves and the visiting New York Mets on Friday.

Atlanta sends Tim Hudson out against Jonathon Niese for the Mets in this game. Hudson is 16-6 with a 3.61 ERA on the season, while Niese is 12-9 on the year and has a 3.49 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this one will find them as -165 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 7 in the National League and the Mets at No. 12 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Atlanta and its National League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 11 lineup of the Mets at 4.1 runs per outing.

New York brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -210 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 13-strikeout performance from R.A. Dickey - will prevail again after their 6-5 victory against Pittsburgh at Citi Field.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 winner at home against the Marlins. Bettors on Atlanta at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 6-2 final on Thursday in support of Tommy Hanson at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 10-0
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Mets at Braves trends to consider:
NY Mets are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Atlanta, Saturday, September 29