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Atlanta Braves at New York Mets 8/5/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Friday August 5, 2022, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Citi Field
Latest odds
NYM -138 ; Total 8.5
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The top two teams in the NL East Division will square off on Friday night, when the Atlanta Braves face the New York Mets from Citi Field. The Braves (63-43) have dropped consecutive games and remain atop the NL Wild Card standings. Last night, Atlanta OF Ronald Acuna hit a two-run blast and SP Kyle Wright surrendered a career-high four round-trippers during a 6-4 road loss against New York.

Twenty-four year old righty Ian Anderson (9-6 4.99 ERA) put together a solid month of June. The Braves won four of Anderson’s five starts last month and he allowed 11 runs total over that stretch.

The New York Mets have won 32 of their first 49 home games and own a 4.5 game lead over Atlanta for first place. On Thursday, OF Tyler Naquin hit two home runs in his home debut in support of winning pitcher Carlos Carrasco (12-4). All-Star 1B Pete Alonso and DH Daniel Vogelbach also went deep for the Mets, who improved to 67-38 on the season.

Twenty-nine year old righty Taijuan Walker (9-2 2.79 ERA) is quietly having a solid season for the Mets. Last time out, Walker gave up three runs in five plus innings during a 9-3 road triumph against Miami.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Braves are 20-6 in their last 26 during game 2 of a series.
  • Mets are 11-4 in their last 15 Friday games.
  • Over is 5-0-1 in Braves last 6 road games.
  • Over is 5-2 in Mets last 7 vs. National League East.
  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.

Free MLB Pick:

OVER 8.5

Atlanta 2B Ozzie Albies (foot) played catch on Thursday and is expected to return early next month. Through 106 games, Atlanta ranks 4th in OPS and 4th in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 8th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets win 6-5.

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