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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The New York Mets begin the season versus the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at 7:20 PM ET, at Truist Park.

The Braves are an underdog (+106 on the moneyline) when they take on the Mets (-126). The Mets will give the ball to Max Scherzer against the Braves and Kyle Wright. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 total runs.

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Mets vs. Braves Hitting Splits 2021

Mets

  • The Mets hit 99 homers on the road last season (1.2 per game).
  • The Mets averaged 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .394 away from home.
  • The club averaged 7.9 hits per game and batted .234 on the road last season.
  • The Mets’ offense averaged 4.1 runs in road games.
  • The Mets had a .307 on-base percentage and averaged 3.1 walks per game on the road.
  • On the road last season the club averaged 9.1 strikeouts per game.

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Braves

  • In 80 games at home last season, they hit 116 homers, an average of 1.5 per contest.
  • In 80 home games last season, they had a .442 SLG with 265 hits going for extra bases.
  • In home games last season, they had a .248 AVG with 8.2 base hits per contest.
  • They scored 5.1 runs per game last season at home.
  • In 80 home games last season, they had a team OBP of .325 with 3.4 walks drawn per contest.
  • They struck out 731 times in 80 games last season, an average of 9.1 per contest.
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Mets vs. Braves Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Max Scherzer

  • The Mets are 12-10-0 ATS in Scherzer’s 22 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Mets have been the moneyline favorite in 21 of Scherzer’s starts this season, and they went 13-8 in those games.
  • Scherzer’s team is 14-8 over his 22 starts.
  • Scherzer has had 23 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 11 of those matchups.

Projected starter: Kyle Wright

  • When Wright starts, his team is 15-14-0 against the spread this season.
  • His team has been victorious in 25% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 1-3.
  • Wright’s team is 23-6 when he starts this season.
  • In games Wright has started this season, the teams are 10-18-1 at hitting the over.

Mets Batting Leaders

  • Pete Alonso hit 37 home runs and had 94 runs batted in last season.
  • Eduardo Escobar had 26 doubles, five triples, 28 home runs and 48 walks while hitting .253.
  • Mark Canha hit .231 last season with 22 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 77 walks.
  • Francisco Lindor hit .230 with 16 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 58 walks.

Braves Batting Leaders

  • Matt Olson slugged 39 homers last season while driving in 111 runs.
  • Austin Riley posted a .303 average with 33 homers and 107 RBI.
  • Robbie Grossman finished with a .239 average, 23 home runs and 67 RBI last season.
  • Dansby Swanson collected 146 hits, posted an OBP of .311 and a .449 SLG.

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