A huge 5-game series for the lead in the MLB NL East should provide plenty of scoring when you factor in the strength of both offenses. The team that wins this battle will likely be the team that emerges from the East. Let’s take a closer look at the Braves vs Mets Series Preview.
Now that we’re into August the Braves must start to have a sense of urgency when meeting the Mets head to head. The Mets have won 8 of their last 9 to extend their lead in the East. Part of New York’s success comes from its ability to start most series’ off with a win.
In their last 31 games one of a series, the Metropolitans have won 25. That has helped Buck Showalter’s team maintain their 6/1 World Series odds 2022, the public’s third choice. Let’s bring our preview back to night’s game where game one odds show New York as a small -120 favorite.
- Matchup: Atlanta Braves (63-42) at New York Mets (66-38)
- Location: Citi Field, Corona, New York
- Television: BSSE, SNY
Can Braves Bounce Back After Losing, Again?
You can’t have a Braves vs Mets series preview series preview without pointing out that the Braves have been “must wager” when coming off a loss. Atlanta is 53-18 when losing their previous game, which they did yesterday against Philadelphia, 3-1.
The New York Mets’ are the odds-on favorite to win the West, but the Braves’ ability to not find themselves in a prolonged losing streak has helped them crawl back into contention in the East. Atlanta (12-1 to win the World Series), was busy before the deadline by acquiring outfielder Robbie Grossman, reliever Raisel Iglesias and starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, and Houston Astros. We’ll see if those moves are enough to overcome New York in the East.
Mets Happy to Address Depth at Deadline
Heading into this series the Mets were able to extend their lead in the National League East last night, assuring that it will be difficult for the Braves to leave New York with the division lead; however, outside of a sweep, Atlanta can send a message to New York that they have the mental edge with a series win.
To continue our Braves, Mets series preview let’s focus on New York’s record at home and their dominance over their division. At home, over the last 29 games, New York has won 20 of them. They may become stronger with the addition of player Ryan Vogelbach whose grand slam helped the Mets hand the Washington Nationals another loss, Wednesday.
The New York Mets betting odds to go deep into the postseason were also helped along by acquiring right-handed reliever Mychal Givens from the Chicago Cubs and right-handed-batting Darin Ruf from the San Francisco Giants. Not names that are going to immediately boost the Mets’ World Series odds, but moves that will bolster a line-up that needs more from their designated hitters along with addressing bullpen depth.
Pad Your Bankroll by Attacking the Total
Let’s stay away from a side in this one until we see how this plays out some in what can be described as the first key series of the season. Our Braves vs Mets series preview has let us focus on the total (8 over -115). The Braves’ ability to bounce back after a loss is helped by an offense that doesn’t seem to face slumps that would hurt over bettors. In their last 11 games, the Braves have cashed eight over tickets.
The over is 6-1-1 when the Braves face the National League East, and 5-0-1 on the road. Over bettors have cashed 12 of their last 17 wagers the game after New York allowed five runs or more. As we conclude our Braves, Mets series preview, it’s clear that the over is the play over the next 5 games in this key series, especially when considering there is a doubleheader involved which usually creates havoc on the pen.Follow us on Twitter