Braves vs. Mets Friday Prediction
National League East rivals the Braves and Mets will meet tonight at Citi Field when Mike Foltynewicz opposes Jacob deGrom in the pitching matchup. Despite deGrom pitching for the Mets, is the over the best play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 23, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ronald Acuna drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to key a walk-off 3-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday. Adeiny Hechavarria led off the final frame with a double and three batters later it was Acuna who punched a liner into the left-center gap for the game-winner. The single was Acuna's only hit in four chances. He is having a monster season in his second major league campaign, slashing .296/.377/.539 with 36 home runs, 88 RBI, 106 runs and 29 stolen bases. He is being mentioned as a potential challenger to Mike Trout for the number one overall pick in fantasy drafts next year
New York Mets Fantasy Spin
Wilson Ramos went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs during a 2-0 victory over the Indians on Thursday. He punched a double into right field that plated Michael Conforto and Joe Panik in the fourth inning. That was the key blow of the contest as no other runs were scored by either side. The knock extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Ramos started the season off slowly but has rounded into form over the summer. His line for the season is currently .279/.344/.411 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI. This is his 10th major league season and he has never stolen a base.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves have won eight of their last 11 meetings with the Mets and are 9-4 in their last 13 games played at Citi Field.
The Mets are just 2-7 in deGrom’s last nine starts versus the Braves and are 1-6 in his last seven outings at home when facing Atlanta.
The over is 4-1-1 in deGrom’s last six home starts and is 9-1-1 in his last 11 outings when facing fellow National League East opponents. The over is also 9-4-2 in the Mets’ last 15 games when facing a right-handed starter and is 10-4-3 in their last 17 divisional games. On the other side, the over is 4-1-1 in Foltynewicz’s last six starts overall and is 12-4-1 in his last 17 outings when he starts Game 1 of a series.
The Pick: Braves/Mets OVER 7.5