Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Prediction
Jacob deGrom will make his final start of a remarkable season tonight when the New York Mets host the first-place Atlanta Braves. Can deGrom end his season in fine fashion and guide New York to a victory?
903 Atlanta Braves at 904 New York Mets
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
TV: FSSE (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mets are a -165 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +155 underdog, while the total is set at 7 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 63 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Albies helps power Braves to win
Ronald Acuna Jr. was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs from the leadoff spot in yesterday's 7-3 win at the Mets. Nick Markakis finished 2-for-4 plus a walk. Johan Camargo was 1-for-5 with a double and scored two runs. Kurt Suzuki was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Ozzie Albies contributed a 2-run home run in four at-bats. Charlie Culberson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored off the bench. Dan Winkler picked up the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on two hits and a walk in an inning of work.
Bullpen falters for Mets
After Noah Syndergaard threw six shutout innings, Robert Gsellman was shelled in the seventh to take the loss. Gsellman allowed four runs (three earned) on two hits with one strikeout and one walk in one-third of an inning. Michael Conforto helped lead the offense as he went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Jay Bruce was 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-1 with three walks and a run.
Sean Newcomb (12-9, 4.04 ERA) will start today for Atlanta, while New York turns to deGrom (9-9, 1.77).
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 7-2 in the last nine Braves overall. Atlanta is 6-2 in its last eight Wednesday games.
The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight Mets games following a loss. New York is 8-20 in its last 28 home games versus the Braves.
As good as deGrom is, New York doesn't exactly help him to a lot of wins as evidenced by his .500 record. It would be a darn shame, even if win-loss records for a pitcher mean absolutely nothing, that the likely NL Cy Young winner will end the season at .500 or below .500. I think New York helps him to a victory today. Newcomb has been shaky in the second half and as long as Mets hitters show some patience, they should get to him. Take deGrom and the Mets in this spot.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -165