New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves is always a great game and we have MLB Tips for the early-season contest.
The Mets got off to a solid start to the season, but they recently lost three of four games. In a recent two-game stretch their pitching was lit up giving up 26 runs and in one of those games reigning Cy Young winner and staff Ace Jacob DeGrom was hammered.
The lineup had been getting it done this season, but the pitching has been the main issue and that is especially the case as of late.
The Braves are just the opposite of the Mets in that they got off to a rough start, but have since caught fire. They have recently won three in a row and won seven of eight games after getting swept in their first series of the season.
Atlanta gave up 23 runs in getting swept by the Phillies in their season-opening series, but their pitching has settled down and has been solid in the last several games.
This is the first game this season between these NL East rivals.
Thursday April 11 – 7:20 PM EST @ SunTrust Park, Cumberland, GA
New York Mets Form
The Mets look to get back to good form behind Steven Matz (0-0 0.87 ERA), who had a great last start. After giving up three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in his season debut he went five innings in his last start where he did not give up any earned runs in five innings and struck out eight in a 6-5 win over the Washington Nationals.
Dating back to last season New York has won Matz’s last four starts, but they have lost three of his last seven starts facing a team with a winning record. Still, the Mets have won five of his last seven starts against the Braves and have won four of his last five starts against them in Atlanta.
Pete Alonso is off to a good start, as after 10 games he leads the team with five HR and 14 RBI and is batting .385. off-season addition Robinson Cano has gone deep twice, but only has four RBI and is only batting .209.
Atlanta Braves Form
Kyle Wright (0-1 4.35 ERA) looks to notch his first win of the season as the starter in this game and in his last start he gave up two runs in six innings in a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.
He has given up three HR in his two starts, which were both Braves losses where the lineup did not help him out much only totaling three runs. This game is only his 3rd career start and last season he had four relief appearances with his last one facing the Mets where he went one inning and gave up two runs.
After 11 games Freddie Freeman is batting .400 and Dansby Swanson ranks tied for 3rd in the NL in HR and tied for 2nd in RBI.
Four everyday players for the Braves are batting over .300 on the young season.
The Braves might not have legitimate MLB Playoff aspirations, but they do have talent.
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Mets are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 games facing a team with a winning record.
Mets have an Over record of 8-1 in their last 9 games.
Braves are 7-1 in their last 8 games.
Braves are 11-2 in their last 13 home games.
Braves have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves tips
Not an easy call in this one, as the Braves are the hotter team, but New York starter Matz had a great last outing.
The Mets have won both of his starts this season, but they will not win his 3rd in this game. Wright will have a good outing and the Braves will get to Matz for a few runs and in a low scoring affair the Braves will take this game.
Pick: Braves SU