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Mets vs Braves: Odds, Aug 12

By Lee Cleveland, FightSaga - August 12, 2023

Tonight, the visiting Atlanta Braves (73-41), who boast the best record in the MLB, face the New York Mets (52-63) in the second game of a doubleheader at Citi Field.

Probable Pitchers
Braves – Spencer Strider, 24, 12-4, 3.94 ERA (Career 24-9)
Mets – Jose Quintana, 34, 0-3, 3.42 ERA (Career 89-90)

The second game is scheduled to take place at Citi Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

TV: Fox (National)

Mets vs Braves odds
The moneyline odds are listed as -222 for the Braves and +180 for the Mets.

  • Betting lines per BET MGM Sportsbook (as of 3:15 pm ET, August 12)
  • Moneyline (ML): Braves -222 (bet $100 to win $45.05) | Mets +180 (bet $100 to win $180)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread: (ATS): Braves -1.5 (-133) | Mets +1.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 8.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Run differential:
Braves +170
Mets -33

Last 10 games:
Braves: 6-4
Mets: 2-8

Records against NL East teams this season:
Braves: 23-6
Mets: 16-15

The Braves’ Strider has won 12 of 16 games while the Met’s Quintana is 0-3. Although the latter has a lower ERA, especially in their last 3 appearances, Atlanta will more than likely have too much firepower offensively. Moreover, Strider is 3-1 against New York.

Of note, the Mets have a winning record at home (29-24, prior to this afternoon’s game). But, as of this publication, the Braves have a 8-0 lead in the 7th Inning of their afternoon contest. And this year, the Braves are just strong playing away as they are at home. Should they win this afternoon, the Braves, who are 37-20 at home, will be 37-21 playing away.

With the Mets 21.5 games out of first place and 12 from second in the division, winning the National League East is out of the question and even a wildcard spot is remote given the records of other divisional second and third-place teams in the National League.

The Braves, on the other hand, are attempting to finish the season as the top team in the National League. A win this afternoon would put them 5 games ahead of the LA Dodgers who lead the National League West.

The sentiment will have to be with the Braves tonight given their NL East dominance, record playing away, and because they’re in the pennant hunt.

Prediction: 5-3 Braves

5:09 PM ET Update: The Braves won the first game in their doubleheader 21-3.