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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-52) Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets (54-46)
Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Time: 12:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens, NY
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly (ATL) vs. Taijuan Walker (NYM)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves +115 | Mets -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Atlanta Braves will open a National League East series battle against the New York Mets with the second game of a doubleheader at Citi Field on Thursday.
Despite sitting 2 games below .500, the Braves are only 5 games back from the Mets for the NL East division lead. With 5 head-to-head games over the next 4 days, the standings could have a serious shake up.
Austin Riley hit a grand slam and a 2-run homer to set a career high with 6 RBI’s, powering the Braves to a 12-5 rout of the Mets on Tuesday night.
Pinch-hitter Brandon Drury delivered a tiebreaking homer in the 7th inning and right fielder Michael Conforto threw out a runner at the plate in the 9th to preserve the Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.
Reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman has begun to find his stride. The 31-year old first baseman is locked in, launching 6 home runs along with 12 RBI’s in his last 11 games. Freeman is up to 23 homers and 58 RBIs and a .913 OPS on the season.
The Braves rank 10th in the Major leagues with 4.77 runs on the season. The Atlanta pitching staff enters with a 4.18 team ERA, placing them 15th overall.
Bryse Wilson will take the mound for the first time since June. The young right-hander struggled in his first few outings of the season and as a result, brings in a 5.34 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 28.2 innings of work into this one.
New York Mets
The Mets are first in the NL East with a 52-44 record and an impressive 30-15 rate at home.
New York continues their home stand alter taking 2 of 3 games against the Toronto Blue Jays. Rich Hill went 5 innings and allowed 3 runs in his debut with the Mets on Sunday and McNeil broke a tie with a pinch-hit, two-run double in the 6th inning as the Mets beat the Blue Jays 5-4.
Pete Alonso has continued his Home Run derby success into the second half of the season. The 26-year old slugger has 8 bombs this month and is up to 22 dingers along with 59 RBI’s and an .858 OPS on the year.
The Mets are scoring an average of only 3.89 runs on the year, pegging them 29th in the majors. The pitching staff features a 3.49 team ERA, good for 5th overall.
Marcus Stroman will take the mound Thursday, looking to start the series off strong in the first game of a doubleheader. The fiery right-hander has had a solid season for the Mets, going 7-8 despite a stellar 2.59 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 50-52 overall
- Braves are 24-27 on the road
- Mets are 54-46 overall
- Mets are 32-17 at home
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Braves consistently win games when the southpaw Drew Smyly is on the mound, coming away with the win in 7 out of his last 8 starts.
Furthermore, Mets’ starter Taijuan Walker is struggling, surrendering a whopping 11 runs including 3 home runs in his last 2 outings spanning only 4.1 innings.
Take the Braves in the series finale.
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