Braves vs. Mets Prediction
The first-place Atlanta Braves will open a road series tonight at the New York Mets as the underdogs. Can Atlanta carve out a victory or will New York take care of business as the favorites?
Friday, June 28, 2019
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -138 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +128 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Braves blow lead in finale
Atlanta lost a 6-1 lead Thursday afternoon in a 9-7 defeat at the Cubs to drop to 48-34 overall and 24-17 on the road. Freddie Freeman helped pace the Braves offense as he went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Ozzie Albies finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Dansby Swanson ended the game 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and three RBIs. Josh Tomlin suffered the loss as he gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and no walks over 2 2/3 innings. Mike Soroka draws the start tonight as he enters with an 8-1 record, 2.07 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 63 strikeouts over 78 1/3 innings.
Mets rally, blow lead
New York scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning Thursday afternoon at Philadelphia to take a 3-1 advantage, but proceeded to give up five runs in the bottom half of a 6-3 defeat. Todd Frazier helped pace the Mets offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk. Domonic Smith finished 1-for-4 with a run scored. Edwin Diaz took the loss in relief as he surrendered five earned runs on three hits with one strikeout and two walks over one-third of an inning. Jacob deGrom will start tonight for New York as he comes in with a 4-6 record, 3.25 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 121 strikeouts over 97 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 15-5 in their last 20 games overall. Atlanta is 6-2 in its last eight Friday games.
The Mets are 0-5 in their last five games versus the NL East. New York is 1-5 in the last six deGrom starts.
I'm actually surprised the Mets are this big of favorites. They still struggle to support deGrom and Soroka is turning in a fantastic season. He left his last start after two shutout innings with a forearm issue, but is deemed good enough to go here. I don't think New York does much damage against him and I'm going to take advantage of the better team being the underdog.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES +128