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2021 MLB Handicapping
(32-36) Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets (36-29)
Date: Monday, June 21st, 2021
Time: 5:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens, NY
Projected Pitchers: Ian Anderson (ATL) vs. Jacob deGrom (NYM)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves +170 Mets -222
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves +1.5, Mets -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 6.5
The Braves will travel to New York for game 1 of a 4 games series on Monday night at 5:10.
They last played each other on May 29th when New York won 13-2.
Ian Anderson will start for the Braves and Jacob deGrom will go for the Mets.
A lot of folks penciled this team in to win the National League East. At this point, they are just trying to get above .500. They have yet to find consistency in their play this year.
Their record is 32-36 which puts them in 4th place in their division. The Mets are 5.5 games ahead of them.
They won the first 2 out of 3 against the Cardinals. Atlanta plays St. Louis for the second game of a double header on Sunday Night Baseball at 7:08 ET. On Sunday, Adam Wainwright shut down the Braves and they lost 9-1.
Bryse Wilson got tagged for 5 runs in 4 innings on Sunday against the Cardinals.
Ian Anderson has been solid this year. He has 4-3 record with a 3.58 ERA. His last start came on Wednesday against the Red Sox. He went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs.
The Atlanta pitching has not been that good this year. They are ranked 19th with a 4.39 ERA.
The Braves have been very good on offense. They are scoring 4.93 runs per game which is 7th best.
Ronald Acuna Jr. has been having another excellent year. He is in the mix for NL MVP.
This Braves have hit 98 home runs which is 4th best.
New York Mets
The Mets have played pretty well this year, but come into this series having lost their last 2.
They are 1st in the National League East with a record of 36-29. New York is 3.5 games ahead of the Phillies.
Over the weekend, New York lost 3 out of 4 to the Nationals. Washington outscored them 13-9 in that span. On Sunday, Patrick Corbin kept the Mets in check, going 6 innings and allowing 2 runs.
Taijuan Walker took the loss on Sunday. He went 6.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs.
For a few years now, Jacob deGrom has been considered the best starting pitcher in baseball. That sure seems to be the case again this year. He is 6-2 with a .54 ERA. His last start was cut short against the Cubs because he had shoulder soreness. In that game, he went 3 innings and struck out 8 batters.
Pitching is the biggest strength this ball club has. They are 2nd in baseball with a 3.11 ERA.
Offense has not come easy this year for the Mets. They rank 29th in baseball scoring 3.75 runs per game.
New York has only hit 67 home runs which is 26th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 3-7 in their last 10 games overall.
- Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. the National League East.
- Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 opening games of a double header.
- Mets are 20-7 in their last 27 home games.
- Mets are 37-15 in their last 52 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 division rivals. The Braves have not played well against the Mets this year and I expect that to continue for game 1 on Monday.
To me, the Braves are the more talented team, but are underperforming. Atlanta has not made people a lot of money this year. I have little confidence in them to win this game.
The pitching advantage clearly goes to New York. Ian Anderson is a good pitcher, but he is nowhere close to Jacob deGrom. The main reason I am backing the Mets is because they have the better starting pitcher. I feel the Mets can get at least a few runs off of Anderson, which should be enough for deGrom. I would be surprised if the Braves consistently hit deGrom.
I like the Mets on the run line.
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