MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

by Dirty on July 9, 2010

Mets baseball betting The Atlanta Braves will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the New York Mets at Citi Field.

The Braves will give the ball to starter Tommy Hanson in this one. Righthander Hanson is 8-5 this season with a 4.19 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be R.A. Dickey who starts for the Mets. righthander Dickey is 6-1 with a 2.62 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Martin Prado launched two home runs in helping the Braves defeat the Phillies 7-5 in the series rubber match on Wednesday. The Braves won that game as a -110 pick’em, while the 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Kris Medlen tossed 6 2-3 innings for the win, allowing seven hits and four runs. Billy Wagner fanned two batters in a scoreless ninth, earning his 19th save.

The Mets were defeated 3-1 in the rubber match by the Reds last time out, as -130 favorites. That game’s four runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Jonathon Niese gave up six hits and three runs over 7 2-3 innings in a losing effort for the Mets.

Current streak:
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Atlanta: 50-35 SU
New York: 47-38 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Saturday, July 10

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