MLB Betting – Mets vs Braves Preview & Prediction
The Braves are red-hot winners of 5 straight games after a 0-4 start. They have yet to lose with Chipper Jones, who is hitting .417 with 2 HR and 5 RBI.
Venue/ Stadium: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Time/Date: 7:10 PM EST Monday, April 16, 2012
NCAA Odds From: Bovada
Moneyline: Braves -169 / Mets +150
Over/Under: 7.5 runs
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Preview
The Mets are coming off a loss, but are still 6-4 this season and in 2nd place in the NL East with a 1 game lead over the Braves. MLB lines have the Braves as the favorites tonight with a run total of 7.5 runs.
Yesterday the Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 and the Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4.
This season the Mets have an O/U record of 4-5 with a run-line W/L record of 6-3 and the Braves have an O/U record of 6-3 with a run-line W/L record of 4-5.
The Mets have been getting solid pitching, but their offense has struggled ranking 26th in the Majors in runs scored.
Dillon Gee (0-1 5.06 ERA) is on the mound for New York tonight and in his last start took a loss after giving up 3 earned runs in his last outing facing Washington.
Gee went 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 3 starts in Atlanta last season. Hanson only gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings in a loss to the Mets in New York in his first start of the season, but took the loss since the Braves did not score any runs.
David Wright is off to a sizzling start for the Mets, but he has really struggled in his career facing Hanson. In an interesting face Hanson has the 7th best ERA in the Majors since 2010.
Gee has to really worry about the heart of the Braves lineup with Jones and Jason Heyward and Brian McCann. All of these guys have 2 HR and Gee cannot make any mistakes facing them or they will make him pay.
The Mets have won their last 4 games against the Braves including taking 5 of their last 7 against them in Atlanta.
In some betting trends for this NL East match up the Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 overall, 11-5 in Gee’s last 16 road starts, and they have an Under record of 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Braves are 0-8 in their last 8 games vs. National League East teams, 14-6 in Hanson’s last 20 starts, and they have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
Jason’s Pick: The Met shave had the Braves’ number as of late, but that will change tonight. Atlanta will win behind another strong start from Hanson.