Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Betting Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Mets host the Braves on Sunday night for the second and final game of their shortened series. The first game on Friday was canceled due to the heavy rain forecast. In the second game, played last night, the Mets dominated, winning easily 13-2. It was the four straight win for New York. This run comes as a welcomed improvement after losing 7 times in 10 games. The Mets are now back at the top of the NL East with a 25-20 overall record. Against the divisional opponents, they are 13-8 so far.

The Braves came to New York after splitting their series with the Red Sox. Atlanta is now below .500 with a 24-26 record. That’s currently good enough for the 3rd spot in the NL East. In the divisional play, they’re 11-12. However, they’ve been good on the road lately, going 6-2 away from home in the last 8 games. The two teams have already played a 3-game series in Atlanta last week. The Mets came out on top that time, winning two games. The forecast is not that great again. There’s a 90% chance of rain and a 100% cloud cover. The winds are expected at 16 mph NNE.

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The Mets are favored for their one and the odds on them are -125 at most sportsbooks. The Braves are priced at +115 as the road underdogs. The bookies expect a low-scoring affair, so the total is set at 6.

Notes on Atlanta Braves

Before last night, the Braves were on a decent scoring run and will look to regain some of that groove tonight. They’ve scored 8.2 runs per contest in 5 games prior to Saturday’s loss. Overall, they rank 7th in the league with 4.92 runs per game and top the National League with 80 home runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team with 15 HRs, while Austin Riley has the leading 51 hits and 22 RBI. Their main issue this season has been the pitching. The Braves are 22nd in the majors in runs allowed (4.73) and 23rd in hits allowed (8.24).

Max Fried gets the nod as the starting pitcher for the Braves on Sunday night. The left-hander is 2-2 this season in 7 starts with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Fried is coming off a win in his last start vs Pittsburgh. He’s 3-2 in his career appearances against the Mets with a 2.73 ERA and 60 strikeouts.

Notes on New York Mets

The Mets are coming to this game encouraged by the last night’s performance against the same opponent. James McCann was a standout performer going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and 2 RBI. We’ll see if Saturday’s game was an outlier or the Mets’ offensive improvement is for real. They struggled on offense throughout the campaign and are second from the bottom in the league with only 3.36 runs per game. The Mets also rank only 27th in the MLB with 7.09 runs per contest. Still, they had plenty of injuries in their lineup and we can expect an improvement as they get more players back.

Tonight, the Mets will start Jacob deGrom at the mound. He’s been pretty good this season, going 3-2 in 7 starts and a 1.94 ERA and a .60 WHIP with 70 strikeouts. DeGrom has an 8-7 record against the Braves a 1.94 ERA.
Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Betting Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

Betting Pick: UNDER 6

The total is set very low and for a good reason. If we disregard last night’s outlier, the Mets went under in 87% of the home games this season. Overall, they have only 3 overs in 18 home games. Plus, UNDER is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

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