Braves vs. Mets Prediction
The Atlanta Braves continue to be neck-and-neck with the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East race, currently sitting a half-game back. Is Atlanta going to win a fifth consecutive game tonight as it continues a series at the New York Mets?
Friday, August 3, 2018
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: SNY (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -142 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +132 underdog, while the total sits at 7 runs. As of Friday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Foltynewicz guides Braves to win
Braves All-Star starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz regained his form Thursday night as he threw six strong innings in a 4-2 win at the Mets. Foltynewicz allowed two earned runs on four hits with five strikeouts and one walk in the strong performance. Ronald Acuna Jr. helped pace the Atlanta offense by going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Ozzie Albies finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Johan Camargo was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Nimmo homers in loss
Brandon Nimmo hit a solo home run in four at-bats last night to help pace New York in the defeat. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 plus a walk. Jason Vargas suffered the loss as he gave up four earned runs on six hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking three.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 3-12 in their last 15 Friday games. The over is 19-7 in the last 26 Atlanta road games.
The Mets are 9-23 in their last 32 home games. New York is 3-7 in its last 10 Friday games.
Atlanta has been on a roll lately, but faces one of the best pitchers in baseball in deGrom here. But the issue is that the Mets never score for deGrom, leading to his sub-.500 record. Sanchez is plenty good enough to keep New York's bats silent and as long as the Braves can pound out a few runs against deGrom plus the bullpen, it should win this one.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -142