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New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 5/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Odds & Info

Game Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Date & Time Monday May 17, 2021, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Truist Park
Latest odds
ATL -148 ; Total OFF
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NL East Division rivals will square off on Monday night, when the New York Mets visit the Atlanta Braves. The Mets (18-16) were swept in Tampa Bay over the weekend by a combined 22-8 score and lead the Phillies by a half-game for first place. On Sunday, New York managed just two hits and struck out nine times during a 7-1 road loss.

Twenty-eight year old righty Taijuan Walker (3-1 2.20 ERA) has been a major addition for the Mets so far this season. New York has won each of Walker’s last four starts and he has allowed just six runs over his last 27 frames.

The Atlanta Braves won two out of three games in Milwaukee over the weekend and trail the Mets by two games for the division lead. On Sunday, Atlanta 1B Freddie Freeman hit a grand slam during a 10-9 road loss. SP Huascar Ynoa (4-2) gave up five runs in four plus innings and took the loss for the Braves, who fell to 19-21 on the year.

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker will give the nod to talented left-hander Max Fried (1-1 6.55 ERA) on Monday. Through 22 innings of work, Fried has struck out 24 batters and owns a subpar 1.73 WHIP.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Mets are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Braves are 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
  • Under is 6-2-1 in Mets last 9 during game 1 of a series.
  • Over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Mets are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta.

Free MLB Pick:

New York Mets +138

New York OF Michael Confroto and 2B Jeff McNeil left Sunday’s loss with hamstring injuries. Through 34 games, New York ranks 23rd in OPS and 30th in runs scored. For the season, Atlanta ranks 6th in OPS and 9th in runs scored. Take the Mets to steal the series opener on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Mets win 4-3.

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