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MLB Betting Line Favors the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting New York Mets dueling the Atlanta Braves on Friday at SunTrust Park.

The Atlanta Braves will rely on Sean Newcomb to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Rafael Montero will be his counterpart for the New York Mets. Sean Newcomb is 2-8 this season, and Rafael Montero is 5-9.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Atlanta was a -136 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4.2 win for the Braves on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Atlanta (66-79) will face the 63-83 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Atlanta Braves) and the No. 26 (New York Mets) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Atlanta Braves No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.66 runs per game, against a New York Mets offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.64 runs per game. The Braves have averaged 9.18 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.53 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mets endured a 14-6 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Thursday, with Seth Lugo throwing 3 innings of 9-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in M Foltynewicz's start, as they lost 5-2 against Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 11 games
  • NY Mets is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Atlanta, Saturday, September 16th