If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets meet at Citi Field.
Julio Teheran will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Teheran is 7-5 this season with a 3.35 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be Dillon Gee who starts for the Mets. Righthander Gee is 7-7 with a 4.32 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 124-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +112 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for New York, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Atlanta has lost 2 straight games.
New York has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 55-43 SU
New York: 43-51 SU
ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games
Atlanta is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets's last 17 games
NY Mets are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Tuesday, July 23