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2018 MLB Season
(17-11) Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets (17-10)
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens, NY.
Projected Starters: Newcomb vs. Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -113 | Braves +103
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The Braves cashed as a +150 underdog on Tuesday. They scored three runs, all in the first, against Noah Syndergaard. In total, the Braves chopped ten hits against the Mets’ flame thrower.
Sean Newcomb was pushed back to start this game. I was all ready to take him at +150 against Syndergaard, but Mike Soroka was fantastic in his place, giving up six hits and walking none in six innings. He gave up one lone run and the bullpen held onto his win for him.
I like this Newcomb kid, though. He changes speed and has shown the propensity to have command on certain days. The sort of propensity that makes me believe that one day he will have it most of the time.
And then there’s Albies and Acuna Jr. hitting 1-2 at the top of the lineup. This is a special pair that went 3-for-10 and scored two of Atlanta’s three runs in Tuesday’s win.
New York Mets
Yoenis Cespedes had three hits and drove in one of New York’s two runs. He was about the lone bright spot, other than Seth Lugo coming out of the bullpen and throwing two scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth to keep his team in it and give it a chance to win.
He once looked like a young starting pitcher with a bright future. Arm injuries have derailed his career a bit but he’s been effective as a reliever this season.
Lugo doesn’t have the velocity he once had and, as a result, has tried to compensate and has lost some command. He’s struck out 15 and walked 7 in about 15 innings this season. His WHIP is only 1.34 but it could be a lot better.
Those are numbers I would have expected him to be posting as a starting pitcher, a couple of years ago. But let’s not make a ruling on his future career right now. If New York gets in trouble with starting pitcher injuries, he could be an option eventually.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-3 in ATL last 11 Thu. games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Teherans last 8 Thu. starts.
- ATL are 2-6 in Teherans last 8 road starts.
- Over is 19-5-3 in NYM last 27 Thu. games.
- NYM are 6-14 in their last 20 Thu. games.
- Over is 7-3-1 in NYM last 11 overall.
- Head to Head: Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
- Head to Head: ATL are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in New York.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction: under.
Two tricky lefties going head to head. I’ll go low.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 2 – New York 4
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