New York vs Atlanta MLB Opening Lines
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 Lines
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
Radio: 710 WOR, WEPN 1050 (Sp.)
Opening Lines: Mets -210, Braves +205
A rough week for the Mets (84-65) saw them once again leave the door open a little bit for the Washington Nationals. Their lead atop the NL East is still a pretty healthy 6 games, and their magic number to clinch is now down to just 8. They are going to have to play a lot better than they did last week, though, which will mean trying to get their pitching back on track. The Mets gave up 18 runs and 2 games to the Miami Marlins, and then followed that up by surrendering 17 runs and another 2 games to the Yankees.
A 2-4 week was certainly not what they were hoping for when it began, but this week sees another clean slate, and you have to believe that a winning record over the next 6-7 days will see them into the playoffs. 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
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
Wisler had a pretty decent showing the last time he faced the Mets, but no run support saw him take the loss. I expect more of the same here, as the Mets should be able to shut down an anemic Braves offense.