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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves meet at Turner Field.

Jonathon Niese will be the starting pitcher for the Mets on this day. Lefthander Niese is 2-2 this season with a 3.31 ERA.

It'll be Tim Hudson toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Righthander Hudson is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA so far this season.

The Mets were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +171 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 12-15 SU
Atlanta: 17-12 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 1-2
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets's last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 7
Atlanta at Cincinnati, Monday, May 6