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The New York Mets have already clinched their important five-game series against the Braves as they lead 3-1 after winning both games on Saturday. The final game of the series remains just as important, though, and there’s a great pitching matchup to enjoy. Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets against Atlanta’s Spencer Strider, so it could be a tough afternoon for both lineups. Our experts have broken down the matchup, and we’ll explain the reasoning behind their best bet for Sunday’s game between the Braves and Mets.
|Betting Market||Best bet for Sunday, 8/7|
|Total (over/under) prediction||Under 7 (-125)|
Braves vs Mets 2022 series schedule
The Mets and Braves complete their five-game series on Sunday afternoon with the Braves (64-45) having fallen 5.5 games behind the 69-39 Mets in the NL East standings. The Mets lead the series 3-1 after two wins on Saturday. The entire series schedule can be seen below:
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – August 4: Mets won 6-4
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – August 5: Braves won 9-6
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – August 6: Mets won 8-5
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – August 6: Mets won 6-2
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets – August 7 at 4:10 pm ET
Braves vs Mets odds and betting preview
The Mets enter this fascinating finale matchup as -140 money line favorites, while the Braves money line price is +120 at DraftKings Sportsbook. A $14 bet on the Mets would make a $10 profit if they get the victory, while a $10 wager on the Braves would bring $12 of winnings if they win. The total (over/under) for the matchup is 7, with -125 odds on the under and +105 on the over. If exactly 7 runs are scored the bet will be ruled a push and stakes returned.
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Braves vs. Mets prediction: Under 7 runs (-125 at DraftKings Sportsbook)
We have a great pitching battle for Sunday’s game with Spencer Strider starting for the Braves and Jacob deGrom getting the ball for the Mets. Strider has been great for the Braves this season, going 5-2 in 12 starts after opening the year in the bullpen, where he had a 3.02 ERA. Strider’s July was solid as he finished the month with a 2.70 ERA. DeGrom is making just his second MLB start of the season as he continues his return from injury. He looked like his old self in his first start as he gave up only one earned run in 5.0 innings.
Even though both these offenses rank in the top 10 for runs scored in the last 15 days, these starters should be able to get on top of the lineups and we predict this should be a low-scoring game. Strider has allowed no more than one earned run in five of his last six starts and has a 2.06 ERA over his last seven, while DeGrom is one of the best there is. Expect both offenses to struggle for runs as an important series comes to an end on Sunday.
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