Date/Time: May 26th, 8:05 PM ET
MLB Betting Odds from BetOnline Sportsbook
Probable Starters: Teheran (Atlanta) vs. Marcum (New York)
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The New York Mets go searching for a rare victory at Citi Field on Sunday Night Baseball betting action this week, as they take on the Atlanta Braves, who sit at the head of the class in the NL East.
The Braves have gotten off to a great start to this season, and they are amongst the best teams in the bigs. They'll be the second team in the NL in all likelihood to get to 30 wins on the campaign, but they haven't been all that great on the road. Atlanta has gotten to where it is thanks to its 15-5 record at Turner Field. RHP Julio Teheran has done a ton to help the squad out as well with its record. Though he is only 3-1, Teheran has led the Braves to a 7-1 record in his eight starts this season. His ERA is improving with every start that he makes though, and over the course of the last three games, Teheran has a 2-1 record and a 2.53 ERA. Still, this is a man that was helped out quite a bit by his offense early in the season, but he is deserving of his record at this point in the campaign.
New York is struggling mightily, and it is going to try to get some decent work out of a starting pitcher not named Matt Harvey. If you take Harvey out of the equation, the rest of the Mets starters have an ERA well over 5.00, and part of the problem has been the way that RHP Shaun Marcum has pitched thus far this season. Marcum will get the ball on Sunday in hopes of collecting his first win of the season. The right-hander has started five games for the Mets, and he has also made a relief appearance as well. New York is 1-4 in his five starts, while Marcum is 0-5 on the season with a 6.59 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. There has to be a point that Manager Terry Collins considers making a change and taking Marcum out of his rotation, or perhaps even optioning him to AAA, but we aren't at that point quite yet. Remember that this is a man that has been good over time, and though Marcum will never be a Hall of Fame caliber pitcher, he is a man that we have come to expect around a 4.00 ERA and a dozen wins from every year.
Teheran is a pitcher that has been more lucky than good, and Marcum has been a pitcher that has been more unlucky than bad. That said, that makes it the perfect spot to back the hosts in this one, as we think that the Mets could be able to get the best of the Braves to give Marcum his first win of the season.
Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets Pick: New York Mets