MERCHANT of DEATH
Atlanta vs. NY Mets,
05/01/2018 19:10 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Point Spread: +1½/-141 Atlanta
This is an 8* play on the Atalanta Braves.
The Braves have won four of their last five, and they are just a game and a half behind New York in the NL East. I like Atlanta plus the runs here in Game 1 in New York.
Noah Syndergaard will toe the slab for the Mets, and he's been pretty average so far this season. Syndergaard (2-0, 2.86 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings in a 4-3 loss at St. Louis his last time out.
The Braves hand the ball to Sean Newcomb, who has been solid in five starts. Newcomb (1-1, 4.23 ERA) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in a 5-3 home loss to the Mets earlier this season. He's got better numbers away from Atlanta's hitter's park, going 1-0 with a 3.12 ERA in three starts. \
The Braves have knocked Syndergaard around in past meetings, batting .364 over a combined 55 at bats.