MLB gambling on Friday has close odds on the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets but the trends are not close as they substantially favor the Braves.
This is the first game of a three-game baseball gambling series between these two National League East rivals.
MLB gambling trends indicate that the Braves have won 15 of the last 20 meetings against the Mets. Since this is a road game for the Braves, the Mets may get a little bit of action from gamblers. It is the first game of a seven-game road trip for the Braves. Before gamblers wager on the Mets they should realize that the Braves owned them in New York last season. Atlanta won seven of the nine games at New York a year ago. Five of those nine games went over the total.
Atlanta has played six road games so far this season and they are 3-3 vs. the MLB gambling line. If the Braves can play .500 ball on the road this season they have a chance to contend in the National League East. It is road success that oftentimes determines how a team will do when it comes to making the playoffs. The Phillies have been one of the best road teams in baseball recently and that is why they have owned the National League East of late.
Atlanta has a very good pitching staff and this year they have added some offense with probable Rookie of the Year, Jason Heyward. He is already making a big mark on baseball gambling results this season. If the Braves get offense to support their talented starting rotation they may be able to stay in the race with the Phillies all season. With Jair Jurrjens, Tim Hudson and Tommy Hanson, the Braves have a nice trio of starters.
The Mets are just 2-4 at home this season vs. the baseball gambling line. New York has Johan Santana and not much else in the starting rotation. The lineup is also questionable although David Wright is off to a solid start this season. Getting Carlos Beltran back into the lineup will be important but that could still be a couple of weeks away. The Mets do need someone to step up and show they can pitch though. Other than Santana, the Mets simply don’t have enough pitching to be a MLB gambling contender in this division.
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