The New York Mets (16-8) host the Atlanta Braves (11-13) on Tuesday afternoon in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Braves ended their two-game slide with a 5-2 win over the Mets on Monday. New York is looking to secure a win and even the series 1-1. Atlanta is hoping to get veteran Charlie Morton (1-2, 7.00 ERA) going in the right direction as he gets the start in this one. The Mets have yet to confirm their starter for Game 1.
First pitch for Game 1 is set for 3:10 p.m. ET. New York is the -125 money-line favorite (risk $125 to win $100) in the latest Braves vs. Mets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Atlanta is a +105 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is seven. Before making any Mets vs. Braves picks, you need to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.
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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. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Braves vs. Mets:
- Braves vs. Mets money line: New York -125, Atlanta +105
- Braves vs. Mets run-line: New York -1.5 (+170)
- Braves vs. Mets over-under: 7 runs
- ATL: Braves are 5-0 in their last five Tuesday games
- NYM: Mets are 6-0 in their last six games following a loss
Why you should back the Mets
Francisco Lindor is an uber-athletic shortstop with terrific instincts. Lindor throws accurate darts across the diamond with ease. The four-time All-Star has some pop in his swing with the speed to steal a few bases. Lindor has a batting average of .269 with four home runs and 14 RBI. On April 29, Lindor went 2-for-4 with two singles.
Center fielder Brandon Nimmo is a great athlete with great hitting skills. Nimmo is a playmaker all over the field and can cover a lot of ground in the outfield. The 29-year-old has a batting average of .254 with three home runs and seven runs batted in. He's recorded a hit in four of his last five games.
Why you should back the Braves
Third baseman Austin Riley has a strong arm with tremendous power and run-producing qualities. Riley's swing looks very compact and smooth, allowing him to drive the baseball everywhere. The 2021 All-MLB First Team selection is leading the team in home runs (7), RBI (14) with a batting average of .284. In his last contest, he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.
First baseman Matt Olson has been struggling of late, but he has a good plate presence and power in the batter's box. Olson can draw his fair share of walks but also can consistently drive in runs. The 2021 All-Star has a batting average of .281 with two homers and seven runs batted in. On May 1, he went 1-for-4 with a single and one RBI.
How to make Braves vs. Mets picks
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