New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Betting Pick – Apr 8, 2024

A pair of teams from the National League East will square off on Monday from Atlanta. The New York Mets will take on the Atlanta Braves to open up the series. The New York Mets are 3-6 on the season, and tied with Washington for third place in the National League East. New York is coming off a road win at Cincinnati on Sunday.

For Atlanta, they are 6-2 on the season. The Braves are coming off a win on Sunday, which finished a three game sweep at home over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves are one of the favorites to win the National League this season.

The Atlanta Braves are massive favorites in this game on Monday. Atlanta is -215, with the total at 9.5 runs for this game.

Pitching Matchup

Starting for the New York Mets is Julio Teheran. The 33 year old from Colombia has yet to throw a pitch this season. Last season, he made 11 starts for the Brewers. He won 3 games, and eventually threw 71.2 innings.

For the Atlanta Braves, Charlie Morton will get the nod. Morton is 40 years old. He made his first start of the season on April 1st against the White Sox. In that game, he struck out 6 batters, and walked 2. Morton did not allow a run over 5.2 innings.

Offensive Threats

The Atlanta Braves have 56 runs through 8 games this season. In the most recent win over Arizona, they hit three home runs. Michael Harris II hit a big one in the fourth inning to give them the lead. In the win on Saturday, the Braves came back from down 6-0 early in the game to win 9-8.

The offensive threats for the Braves are Marcell Ozuna with four homeruns and 10 runs batted in. The Braves have a league best .309 batting average, and have a slugging percentage of .531. The Braves got bad news earlier last week as their ace Spencer Strider went on the disabled list.

Francisco Lindor hit a home run on Sunday, ending an 0-24 slump, as the Mets got back in the win column. The Mets have been struggling big time at the plate, as they are hitting .185 as a team. The Mets have scored just 22 runs on the season, which is 28th in all of Major League Baseball.

Pete Alonso has hit two home runs on the season, but drove in just three runners. Brett Baty has five runs batted in on the season, and Francisco Alvarez leads the team with a .333 batting average.

Braves Smash Mets

The Atlanta Braves are going to win this game at home over the New York Mets. The Mets are off to a slow start, and it seems like Atlanta is just heating up. The series with Arizona is going to be one to remember for Atlanta. The Braves get the bats going, and score a bunch of runs in this game. Our final betting pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves -1.5 at -110 over the New York Mets. We also like the OVER 9.5 runs for this affair as well. Enjoy the game!

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