Atlanta vs. NY Mets,
05/01/2018 19:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: +165 Atlanta
*3 Star Play on Braves ML* The Atlanta Braves offense has been very good this season. Freddie Freeman is one of the best hitters in the game, and the Braves have really improved their lineup around him. Acuna is the real deal- and he should be able to be a star for many years.
Sean Newcomb starts here for the Braves. The Mets are second worst in the majors in weighted on base average against lefties. The Mets have a terrible .270 wOBA against lefties. The Mets are expected to be without Yoenis Cespedes for this one, and that hurts quite a bit.
Noah Syndergaard is terrific, but the Mets as a team are overvalued in the betting market right now. They may be better than most expected in the preseason, but I don't think they are as good as they are valued at right now.
The Braves are an underdog coming off a win over their division and are now playing another divisional contest- that has been a strong angle in the past 10 years.
Atlanta is 11-3 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record. Too big of a plus money price here.