The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will meet tonight on Sunday Night Baseball. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Mets never really established themselves in yesterday’s game and the Braves jumped all over them for the win. The Mets scored three runs on eight hits in all and Johan Santana was shelled in the loss. Tonight the Mets will start John Niese who has allowed 126 hits in 136 innings of work which is good enough for 3.82 ERA.
The Braves aren’t gaining any ground on the first place Nationals lately, but they are solidifying themselves as a wild-card playoff team. They scored 9 runs on 13 hits yesterday and will look for another win behind the right arm of Ben sheets tonight. Sheets has only made five starts, but has won of four of them and is pitching to a 1.41 ERA.
New York is 8-21 in their last 29 games overall, 1-11 in their last 12 home games, and 1-5 in Niese’s last six starts. Atlanta is 6-1 in their last seven road games, 18-5 in their last 23 as a road favorite, and 4-1 in Sheets’ last five starts. The Braves have won the last seven meetings of these two.
The runs will be far and few between tonight with these two quality pitchers on the mound. Give us the under for total runs scored in this game at best sportsbooks online.