Braves vs. Mets Saturday Prediction
The Braves took down the Mets 2-1 in extra innings last night and now Atlanta will go for two in a row in New York when these NL East rivals meet again tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will the Braves pull off another upset against their divisional foes?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 24, 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, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Ronald Acuna, Jr. joined the 30-30 club with a stolen base in Friday’s extra-inning win over the Mets. Acuna went 1-for-4 with a single and three walks on the night. He swiped second base in the eighth inning to reach the 30-steal mark. The 21-year-old is the second-youngest player in MLB history to reach 30 homers and 30 steals in a season, with Mike Trout (who did it at age 20) holding the distinction. It’s rather appropriate company given what Acuna is showing at the plate right now. The comparisons to Trout aren’t hyperbole.
New York Mets Fantasy Spin
Amed Rosario went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Braves. Rosario has been one of the hottest hitters in the game of late, so he was probably due for an off-night. The 23-year-old had struck out just two times combined over his previous six games, highlighting the notable strides he’s made in his approach. The 23-year-old has been hitting leadoff recently, but he’ll likely move into the No. 2 spot once Jeff McNeil (knee) returns from the injured list.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves have won six in a row and five of their last seven on the road.
The Mets have won 14 of their last 17 home games despite losing last night at Citi Field.
The Braves have won nine of their last 12 meetings with the Mets and are 10-4 in their last 14 games played at Citi Field. They’re also 16-5 in Max Fried’s last 21 starts, are 8-1 in his last nine outings on the road and are 11-1 in his last 12 starts when facing an opponent with a winning record. The Mets, meanwhile, have dropped four of their last five divisional matchups and are just 2-6 in Zack Wheeler’s last eight starts when facing an opponent with a winning record.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves +103