Braves vs. Mets Wednesday Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets, 5/2/2018 Prediction & Odds

The New York Mets will look to rebound following a loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Will they accomplish the feat when Jacob deGrom toes the rubber against Sean Newcomb of Atlanta?

Game Snapshot & Odds

907 Atlanta Braves (+145) at 908 New York Mets (-160); 7.5 runs

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field

TV: ATL (FSSO); NYM (SNY)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Braves on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Braves' Newcomb pushed back to Wednesday

Sean Newcomb's next start has been pushed back to Wednesday against the Mets. Newcomb was lined up to pitch on Tuesday, but he'll slide back a day with the promotion of prospect Mike Soroka. The southpaw owns a 4.23 ERA and 34/14 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings over five starts this season.

Mets' deGrom pitches 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball

Jacob deGrom blanked the Padres for 7 1/3 innings Friday in the Mets' 5-1 victory. DeGrom improved to 3-0 with a 2.06 ERA in six starts. He's fanned 30 batters in his last three outings. It looks like he'll face the Braves in New York next time out.

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

The Braves are 11-5 in their last 16 games in New York and have won five of their last six games overall, including five of six on the road.

New York

The Mets are just 1-6 in deGrom's last seven home starts but have won 20 of his last 26 starts after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.

Prediction:

The over is 5-1 in deGrom's last six home starts, is 11-4 in his last 15 outings overall, and is 5-2 in his last seven outings against the rest of the National League East. The over is also 3-1-1 in Newcomb's last five starts overall, is 4-1 in his last five starts coming off five days of rest, and is 4-0 in his last four starts when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game.

 

The Pick: Braves/Mets over 7.5

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