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The Atlanta Braves (52-35) host the New York Mets (53-33) on Monday evening in a crucial NL East showdown. These squads have played fantastic baseball through the first half of the season. New York leads the NL East by 1.5 games, with Atlanta charging fast from behind after compiling the league's best record since the start of June. This matchup will feature two of the league's best pitchers. Max Scherzer (5-1, 2.26 ERA) starts for New York. Max Fried (9-2, 2.52 ERA) gets the nod for Atlanta. 

First pitch is set for 7:20 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as the -130 money-line favorite (risk $130 to win $100) in the latest Mets vs. Braves odds, while New York is a +110 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before finalizing any Braves vs. Mets picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 275-236 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning over $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mets vs. Braves, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Braves vs. Mets:

  • Mets vs. Braves moneyline: Atlanta -130, New York +110
  • Mets vs. Braves run-line: Atlanta -1.5 (+162)
  • Mets vs. Braves over-under: 7.5 runs
  • NYM: Mets are 5-0 in their last five Monday games
  • ATL: Braves are 4-0 in their last four during Game 1 of a series
  • Mets vs. Braves picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

Why you should back the Braves

Shortstop Dansby Swanson is a versatile playmaker for the Braves. Swanson has showcased his plate discipline, bat control and instincts as he's putting together a career year in 2022. The 28-year-old is one of the best defensive shortstops in the league. Swanson is leading the team in batting average (.302), OBP (.357) and hits (101). He also has 14 home runs with 50 RBIs.

First baseman Matt Olson has been a constant force, playing in every game thus far and piling up a league-leading 33 doubles this season. Olson has an outstanding plate presence and produces some offense. The 2021 All-Star is hitting .254 with 13 dingers and 49 runs were driven in. Olson went 2-for-4 with a double and solo bomb in the July 8 win over the Washington Nationals

Why you should back the Mets

First baseman Pete Alonso is one of the top sluggers in the league. Alonso has consistently created offense for New York with his effortless swing. The two-time All-Star owns monster power and that's been on display. He is tied for fifth in the league in home runs (23) and first in RBIs (70). On July 9, he belted a solo home run.

Shortstop Francisco Lindor can also make an impact in multiple ways. He is second on the team with 15 home runs and 60 RBIs this season. He also ranks second on the squad in stolen bases (9).

How to make Braves vs. Mets picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 7.8 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Braves vs. Mets? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.