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MLB Betting: Braves vs. Mets

One of the National League's top betting options this season, the Braves continue their series at Citi Field on Saturday night.

The Braves have settled in as the top Wild Card contender in the Senior Circuit this season, and they have their supporters on the MLB futures for both the NL Pennant and the World Series.

View Atlanta vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Mets in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Mets on August 5. Bettors who backed the Braves at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Braves enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Mets on Friday, with Tim Hudson throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Citi Field.

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

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Braves at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Mets' last 15 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at NY Mets, Sunday, August 7