The Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets will battle for playoff positioning starting on Friday in Atlanta. MLB Odds are available at Bovada sportsbook.
The Braves have been very streaky this season in both their wins and losses. They’re just 20 – 22 at home this season and sit 4 games back in the NL East. They will pitch veteran Tim Hudson who has won 3 of his last 4 starts for the game on Friday night. Hudson has allowed 78 hits and 86 innings of work this season.
The Mets are definitely one of the more surprising teams this year and have avery good chance of making the playoffs. They are even 20 – 20 on the road this season and will be looking to improve on that mark starting on Friday. The Mets will send Chris Young to the mound who has been steady for them since returning from injury. In just 37 innings of work Young has a 3.41 ERA.
Atlanta is 4-0 in their last four games overall, 8-2 in their last 10 games against the N.L. East, and 5-2 in Hudson’s last seven starts. New York is 6-1 in their last seven road games against a team with a winning record, 5-1 in their last six games against a right handed starter, and 5-1 in Young’s last six road starts. New York is 5-2 in the last seven meetings of these two.
We actually like both pitchers in this matchup and think the number is a little bit to high here. Give us the under for total runs for this game at best sports books.