Mets vs. Braves Wednesday Pick
The Atlanta Braves have an opportunity to win their series against the New York Mets tonight when the division rivals wrap things up at 7:35 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:35 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park
TV: NYM (SNY); ATL (FSSO)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -126 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Braves to beat the Mets 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.
Mets' Vargas to start against Braves on short rest
Jason Vargas will start on short rest Wednesday against the Braves. Vargas threw just three innings Saturday versus the Brewers, allowing five runs, so the Mets will bump him up to start in place of the injured Noah Syndergaard. The veteran left-hander owns an ugly 10.62 ERA over his first five starts this season with New York.
Teheran gives up three runs in loss to Red Sox
Julio Teheran allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday. Teheran gave up solo homers to J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts in the fourth inning and a go-ahead sacrifice fly to Andrew Benintendi in the fifth. This was his first loss since way back on April 9.
Teheran’s ERA sat at 3.14 after a win over the Rays earlier this month, but it’s now at 4.20 for the year. His next start comes against the Mets at home. Teheran has been tough to trust at SunTrust Park, but it’s a good matchup for him.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets have dropped six of their last seven meetings against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-1 in the last lat five home games and 13-5 in their last 18 contests versus the rest of the National League East.
For some reason, the Mets were a brief favorite but that made little sense and sports books have since updated their odds, making the Braves a heavy favorite. They should be. Teheran has had his issues but Vargas has been a gas can and is pitching on short rest. I love the Braves and am willing to pay the price.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -165