MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

by Dirty on July 10, 2010

Mets baseball betting The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets will meet on the field at Citi Field on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Tim Hudson in this game. Hudson has a 8-4 record and a 2.44 ERA this season.

It’ll be Michael Pelfrey toeing the rubber for the Mets in this contest. Righthander Pelfrey is 10-3 with a 3.42 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 121-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Omar Infante went 4-for-5 with a solo home run as the Braves defeated the Mets 4-2 in the series-opener on Friday. The Braves won that game as -115 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Eric O’Flaherty earned the win in short relief, and Billy Wagner closed out the ninth for his 20th save.

R.A. Dickey surrendered nine hits and four runs over 6 2-3 innings in the loss.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 3 straight games.
New York has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 51-35 SU
New York: 47-39 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Sunday, July 11

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