Braves vs. Mets Thursday Prediction
The Atlanta Braves can pull off the sweep of the New York Mets on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will the Braves pull off the feat against their National League East rivals?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 3, 2018
1:10 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 -113 favorite. As of this writing, 52% 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' Teheran leaves start with tight trap
Julio Teheran (trapezius) said Saturday that he plans to make his next scheduled start. He was able to do some light throwing on Saturday and came away from the session feeling okay after leaving Friday's start due to tightness in his right upper trapezius. The Braves will wait to make a decision on his status for his next start, but barring any setbacks he should be good to go.
Mets' Vargas crushed by Padres in San Diego
Jason Vargas was punished for nine earned runs, nine hits and three walks over just 3 2/3 innings in a loss in San Diego. Vargas was making his season debut after missing the first month of the season due to a fractured right (non-throwing) hand. It was an inauspicious beginning to his campaign, especially against a terrible offensive club in a pitcher's ballpark. He'll get another chance next Friday against German Marquez and the Rockies in his 2018 home debut.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 11-5 in their last 16 games against the Mets in New York.
The Mets are 2-5 in their last seven games versus National League East rivals.
The Braves are 6-1 in Teheran's last seven starts versus a team with a winning record, are 9-4 in his last 13 outings and are 4-0 in their last four starts following a team loss in their previous game. On the other side, the Mets are just 2-5 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter and are 4-10 in their last 14 home games when facing a team with a winning road record.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves +103