A postseason berth is tantalizingly close for a number of teams, but for those who are not used to getting there or late, there are still some stressful times ahead. The New York Mets in particular seem to be having a difficult time making it to the finishing line, but they and their MLB betting fans will get a real opportunity to take a big step closer when they welcome in the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves MLB Opening LinesDate/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:10 PM ETVenue: Citi Field, New York City, New YorkTV: SNYRadio: 710 WOR, WEPN 1050 (Sp.)Opening Lines: Mets -210, Braves +205 Logan Verrett (1-0, 1.91 ERA) will get the start for the Mets.It looks as though the Atlanta Braves (60-90) may have blown their chance for the first pick overall in the next MLB draft, as they closed out their week with a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was not what you would call a convincing series win, with each of the 3 games ending with the same 2-1 scoreline. What it was, though, was a solid effort by a pitching staff that has had a pretty rough time of things this season. It was also a winning week for the Braves, which is certainly something they have not managed very often this season.As nice as that series win was, things are about to get a whole lot tougher, as this is a team that has struggled mightily on the road this season. Matt Wisler (5-8, 5.63 ERA) has gone winless in his last 10 starts heading into this one.
Key Betting Trends
- Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 18 games when playing NY Mets
- Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
- >NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets’s last 18 games when playing Atlanta
- NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta