Alex Wood (1-0, 3.60 ERA) and Bartolo Colon (1-0, 1.50 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (5-0) and the New York Mets (2-3) at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 5-3, continuing a five-game winning streak. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and can be seen on SNY and FSN-S.
Wood is 0-2 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 27 strikeouts against the Mets. Nick Markakis (.250 ) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. When pitching against the Braves, Colon is 4-2 with a 2.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts.
Atlanta is a slim -112 favorite at home against New York. The matchup has an estimated Over/Under (O/U) of seven runs. Opposing offenses have been stifled by the Braves, who have a team ERA of only 1.50. The Braves are the fourth-best team in the NL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.5 walks per game so far this season.
In games where it is the underdog, New York has a 2-1 record and an overall money line of +40. They are 2-1 as the underdog against teams in their division, and 2-2 SU.
The Braves have the edge in the season series, 2-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - ATL, O/U - Over
The Braves are a perfect 5-0 against their division, while the Mets sit at 2-3.
The Atlanta batters brought in a solid nine hits last game. New York has a record of 0-2 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Mets are 0-3. The Braves have a 1-0 record when opponents outhit them.
New York ranks near the bottom of the league at 23rd when it comes to home runs, hitting two this season. Atlanta ranks in the bottom half at 16th with three.
Ranking 10th, New York is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 7.25 per game. Atlanta ranks in the top five at fourth with 8.75.
Ranking 26th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.516). Atlanta ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .728.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 1-3. When the Braves allow one or more homers, they have a 1-0 record.