The New York Mets
open the most unusual 11 game road set tonight with a meeting against the Atlanta Braves
at Turner Field. This evening’s game, the first of five between the two NL East rivals, is scheduled to get underway at 7:10pm ET. MLB Free Picks
and Odds at 5Dimes have the Braves listed as a heavy -190 home favorite ($190 wins $100) and the Over/Under set at 7.5 runs (Under favored at -115 odds). The Mets are drawing +180 odds to take tonight’s opener.
The reeling Mets, who have dropped 10 of their last 13 games, stopped the bleeding if only temporarily last night by avoiding a home sweep at the hands of the Cubs. New York topped Chicago 4-3, bringing its record to 25-39.
The Mets have a good opportunity to chip away at the Braves division lead starting tonight, but not many expect that to happen. Dillion Gee will get first crack at Atlanta as he makes his 14th start of the season this evening.
Gee’s numbers are not good, he owns a 4.84 ERA and 1.53 WHIP; however, the 27 year old right hander has been spectacular in his last three starts. Gee won each of his last three outings after allowing 19 hits, three earned runs, and striking out 26 in 21 innings of work.
Prior to that great run, though, Gee gave up eight hits and five earned runs over five innings in a 0-6 home loss to the Braves. For his career Gee is 3-3 with a 3.71 ERA in nine starts against Atlanta.
The Braves, who closed out a three game home set with the Giants with a 3-0 series winning victory last night, will counter Gee with 14 year veteran Tim Hudson. Hudson is 0-2 in his last three outings, despite giving up just 12 hits and four earned runs over 21.2 innings.
Hudson is 16-10 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 28 career starts opposite the Mets. The 37 year old righty has also been great at Turner Field this year, posting a 3-0 record with a 2.39 ERA in six home starts.
Notable Trends: The Braves are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home favorite with a total between 7.5 and 8 runs.
MLB Odds New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves:
New York Mets +1.5 (-130), Over 7.5 (-105), +180 (Moneyline)
Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+110), Under 7.5 (-115), -190 (Moneyline)
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