Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Game 2 odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The Atlanta Braves (48-50) and New York Mets (52-44) play the second game of their Monday doubleheader at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., with the first pitch coming shortly after 8 p.m. ET. Let's analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Braves vs. Mets odds with MLB picks and predictions.

RHP Bryse Wilson is the projected starting pitcher for the Braves. He is 2-3 with a 5.34 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 6.0 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 over 28 2/3 innings across 6 starts.

Wilson last appeared in the majors June 20 in a doubleheader start against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was knocked around for 5 runs on 8 hits with no walks across 4 innings.

RHP Nick Tropeano is one of several pitchers expected to work in a bullpen game for the Mets. He is 1-0 with 2 ER, 8 H, 3 BB and 2 K over 8 innings across 5 relief appearances for the Mets (1) and San Francisco Giants (4) this season.

RPs Anthony Banda and Drew Smith are also expected to see some action for the banged-up Mets pitching staff.

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Braves at Mets Game 2 odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 4:45 p.m. ET.

  • Money line : Braves +115 (bet $100 to win $115) | Mets -140 (bet $140 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS : Braves +1.5 (-185) | Mets -1.5 (+150)
  • Over/Under : 7.5 (O: +100 | U: -120)

Prediction

Mets 5, Braves 2

Money line (ML)

The METS (-140) are a good play in the nightcap against Wilson, who has been a little erratic this season.

New York hasn't had a ton of success against Atlanta recently, but it has won five of its last seven games heading into the doubleheader and the Mets are playing well lately.

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Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

METS -1.5 (+150) is worth a small-unit play in Game 2 at this price level. Wilson hasn't been terribly effective this season, and the home side should get to him early and often.

Over/Under (O/U)

The UNDER 7.5 (-120) is the lean, ever so slightly.

While Wilson has been a little shaky and hasn't been able to go deep into games, the Mets offense has struggled. They are averaging just 4.2 runs per game across their last five outings, and they have scored 20 total runs in the last seven head-to-head meetings coming into Monday's double-dip.

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