The New York Mets have shown a bad tendency to play to the level of their competition, which has guided them to five-straight losses against teams with losing records. Three of those losses came in a series against the Atlanta Braves last week after the Mets mustered just four runs combined in those games. The Mets and Braves renew their NL East rivalry Thursday.
- Matt Harvey has allowed one or fewer runs in three of his past four outings.
- The UNDER is 5-0 in the Braves’ past five outings.
- The Mets are 7-0 in their past seven games at Turner Field.
New York will send Matt Harvey to the mound to contest a Braves’ lineup he has struggled against this season. Harvey has faced off against the Braves three times this year while posting a 4.86 ERA and allowing Atlanta – one of the worst offenses in the MLB – to bat .314.
Matt Wisler – who takes the bump for the Braves – has fared well in his young career against the Mets. The rightie has a career 1.55 ERA in four career starts against the Mets – which includes an eight inning, one-hit outing earlier this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Atlanta Braves were listed as 149 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Braves to win this game 4.6-2.0. 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
The Atlanta Braves sport a record of 24-47 heading into this matchup, while the New York Mets sit at 38-32 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs New York injuries news.
This game puts the Atlanta Braves, most recently No. 25 in Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Mets, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta Braves No. 29 ranked offense (3.31 runs per game) against a New York Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.39 runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have been averaging 7.94 hits per game, more than the New York Mets have managed so far this season (7.71 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.26 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Duffy and the Royals 4-3 on Wednesday at Citi Field.
Atlanta didn’t plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Adam Conley in a losing cause, 3-0, against Miami on Wednesday.
- NY Mets is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games
- NY Mets is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
- Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
- Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Atlanta, Friday, June 24th