Braves vs. Mets Prediction
The playoff-bound Atlanta Braves wrap up their regular season today at the New York Mets. Can Atlanta handle Noah Syndergaard and get the win?
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Citi Field at 3:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -112 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Braves are a +102 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 61 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Braves held to four hits
Atlanta lost by a score of 3-0 at New York Saturday to drop to 97-64 overall and 47-33 on the road. Adam Duvall paced the Braves offensively as he finished 2-for-4 with a triple. Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 plus a walk. Ozzie Albies finished 1-for-4. Mike Foltynewicz took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on three hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one. Mike Soroka will start today as he enters with a 13-4 record, 2.60 ERA and 1.09 WHIP plus 135 strikeouts over 169 2/3 innings pitched.
Alonso sets rookie HR record
New York claimed a 3-0 shutout win at home Saturday over Atlanta to improve to 85-76 overall and 47-33 at home. Pete Alonso was 1-for-3 as he led the Mets offense with a solo home run, his 53rd of the season to set a new MLB rookie record. Rene Rivera finished 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Todd Frazier ended the game 1-for-3 with a run scored. Steven Matz picked up the win as he threw six shutout innings with two hits allowed, seven strikeouts and five walks. Syndergaard gets the start today as he comes in with a 10-8 record, 4.30 ERA and 1.24 WHIP plus 193 strikeouts over 190 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 37-15 in their last 52 Sunday games. Atlanta is 1-4 in its last five games overall.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five games overall. New York is 17-7 in the last 24 Syndergaard Sunday starts.
The Braves went through the motions yesterday and might not throw out a regular lineup today. While Syndergaard hasn't been that good his last several starts, he's definitely capable of mowing down an unfocused and underwhelming lineup. Atlanta has bigger fish to fry. I'm taking the Mets here to end their season on a high note.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -112