MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

by Dirty on July 11, 2010

Braves Vs Marlins Betting The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Citi Field.

The Braves will pin their hopes on the pitching of ace righthander Derek Lowe in this game. Lowe has a 9-7 record and a 4.40 ERA this season.

It’ll be ace Johan Santana toeing the rubber for the Mets in this contest. Lefthander Santana is 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Tim Hudson tossed a four-hit shutout through seven innings on Saturday, as the Braves beat the Mets 4-0. The Braves won the game as -120 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Hudson also went 2-for-3 with an RBI single for the Braves, and Omar Infante had three hits with an RBI in the win.

Mike Pelfrey was saddled with the Mets loss, giving up 12 hits and four runs over his four innings on the mound.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 4 straight games.
New York has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 52-35 SU
New York: 47-40 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets are 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
NY Mets are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta
NY Mets are 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Atlanta
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Milwaukee, Thursday, July 15
NY Mets at San Francisco, Thursday, July 15

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