MLB Matchups  >>  NY Mets Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Preview 05/04/2013

 
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The Atlanta Braves will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the New York Mets at Turner Field.

The Mets will give the ball to starter Jonathon Niese in this one. Lefthander Niese is 2-2 this season with a 3.31 ERA.

Niese's opponent in this one will be Julio Teheran. The Braves righthander has a 5.08 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Mets were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +171 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
New York has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
New York: 12-15 SU
Atlanta: 17-12 SU
NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets's last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing NY Mets
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games

NEXT UP:
Atlanta home to NY Mets, Sunday, May 5