New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves MLB Betting Prediction

MLB New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 4/8/2024

The New York Mets (3-6) travel to face off against the Atlanta Braves (6-2) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at Truist Park in Atlanta and televised on MLBN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:20 ET.

Mets vs Braves

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The Mets Are Coming Off A Win

New York closed out their series with the Reds by picking up a 3-1 win. Going into the game, they were favored at -118 on the money line. This game was closer than the final score indicates, as the Mets were only winning 1-0 heading into the 9th before Francisco Lindor hit a two-run homer in their half of the 9th. The Reds did score one time in the bottom of the 9th, but Edwin Díaz was able to close things out and earned the save.

Sean Manaea started for the Mets, going five innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out six. He allowed the games first run in the 4th inning but was able to limit the damage and keep the Reds offense in check for the rest of the game. Offensively, Lindor and Starling Marte went deep, with Lindor driving in two runs and going 2/5.

Julio Teheran Gets The Start For The Mets

Julio Teheran is coming off a season in which he made 14 appearances and 11 starts. His record for the season was 3-5, and he finished the year with an ERA of 4.39. Last season, he made two appearances against the Braves and went 0-1 with an ERA of 4.42. For the season, he had five quality starts and gave up a total of 13 home runs. His strikeouts per nine innings were 6.28, and his walks per nine innings were 1.63. For the season, he had a strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 3.8.

Mets Offense Breakdown

For the Mets, we have Pete Alonso as the top power threat in this game, as he has the highest home run projection on the team and in the league today. Brandon Nimmo has our 2nd highest total hits projection in the league, and Jeff McNeil is 4th in the league in that category. DJ Stewart has the 4th highest home run projection in the league today.

The Braves Are Coming Off A Win

Even though the Braves were heavily favored in their last game vs. the Diamondbacks, they still needed a good performance to pick up the 5-2 win. The Diamondbacks kept things close, as they were only losing 2-0 heading into the 8th, before the Braves offense scored twice in their half of the 8th. Austin Riley and Matt Olson went deep for the Braves, with Riley driving in two runs and Olson finishing with a total of three RBI’s.

Chris Sale got the start for the Braves, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. He struck out six in his outing. Michael Harris II hit the other homer for the Braves, going 1/3 with a run scored and one RBI.

Charlie Morton Gets The Start For The Braves

Charlie Morton is coming off a strong start against the White Sox in his first outing of the season. He went 5 2/3 innings, striking out 6 and only giving up 3 hits. He did not allow a run in the outing.

Braves Offense Breakdown

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For the Braves, we have Ronald Acuña Jr. as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits. His hits projection is 9th best in the league today. Marcell Ozuna has the 3rd best home run projection in the league today and is our top projected Braves player in that category. Matt Olson has the 6th best home run projection in the league today and is 2nd on the team behind Ozuna.


Mets vs Braves Prediction


With the Mets at +190 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick. In a Mets’ 6-5 win, you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 10 runs.

Looking at some potential player props, Charlie Morton is projected to finish with eight strikeouts. However, we have him as just the eighth best starter in terms of fantasy points today.

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