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Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

May 12, 2024

The finale of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (24-12) and the New York Mets (18-20) is coming up soon for a great betting opportunity on Sunday, May 12 at 7:00 PM ET at Citi Field in Queens, New York. The Braves are slightly favored to find success with a moneyline at -125.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Braves have won their last four games and have appealing momentum to sweep this series. Their latest performance was a 4-1 victory over the Mets in Game 2, with Max Fried and two additional relievers nearly landing a no-hitter through 8 ? innings.

Bryce Elder (1-1) will be on the mound to start, with a 5.28 ERA and a 1.76 WHIP through 15.1 innings pitched. They should be in good shape if he can keep things calm through five innings.

The Braves are led offensively by Marcell Ozuna, who has 12 home runs, a .319 batting average, and 38 RBIs. He also boasts an on-base percentage of .395 and a .637 slugging percentage. These are appealing, and he should give them a great boost offensively.

They are a threat at the plate, with a batting average of .255. They also allow their opponents to bat .230, a slight advantage compared to their offense.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The Mets have lost their last three out of five games, with two now against the Braves. Their biggest issue has been offense, as they have scored just one run and landed their first hit in the ninth inning of their recent performance.

Luis Severino (2-2) offers potential relief on the mound with an ERA of 2.93 and a WHIP of 1.18. Through 40.0 innings pitched, this is reliable pitching that could make a difference.

Starling Marte is leading their offense with a batting average of .255. He also chimes in with an on-base percentage of .303 and a slugging percentage of .376, while Brandon Nimmo leads with 25 RBIs.

Their offense produces a batting average of .234 while allowing their opponents to put up .223. This is a narrow margin of error at the plate, which does not bode well for their chances against a good offensive team.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie offers betting odds for this MLB showdown. The Atlanta Braves are favored to sweep, and according to market insights, they have a 48.5 percent chance of winning.

The starter pitching will be key here, as the Mets have a slight starting advantage. However, the Braves have shown they are better equipped offensively to dismantle any momentum the Mets could obtain in this matchup. Look for the Braves to end this series on a high note.

Final Pick: Atlanta Braves -125