The division rival Atlanta Braves and New York Mets are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Citi Field.
The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Mike Minor in this game. Minor has a 5-2 record and a 2.78 ERA this season.
The Mets will counter Minor with Dillon Gee. Righthander Gee has a 6.04 ERA to go along with a 2-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 162-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
Atlanta was an 8-3 winner in its last match at home against the Twins. They won as -175 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for New York, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +108 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Atlanta has won 6 straight games.
New York has lost 3 straight games.
Atlanta: 28-18 SU
New York: 17-27 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 8 games
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Sunday, May 26
Who do you think will win?