Sunday September 20, 2020, Citi Field, New York, New York, 1:10 p.m. ET
Atlanta Braves Odds
The Braves are coming off a quiet night at the plate after being held to two runs on Saturday and look to claim the weekend series with the New York Mets on Sunday.Atlanta (30-22) struck out 15 times — with National League batting leader Freddie Freeman registering for of them in an 0-for-5 night that lowered his league-leading average is now .349. The Braves also were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position after opening the series with a 15-2 rout on Friday.Right-hander Kyle Wright, who is coming off his first career win, starts the finale. Wright allowed four runs in six innings in an 8-4 Braves win last Sunday against Washington. Wright is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in three career appearances (two starts) against the Mets.
New York Mets Odds
The Mets are coming off one of their best games of the season and look to enhance their playoff positioning in Sunday’s finale against the Atlanta Braves.New York (24-28) is 1 1/2 games out of the final NL playoff spot after evening the series with Saturday’s 7-2 victory when Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs.Rick Porcello, who has been tagged for 11 runs in six innings in two starts against Atlanta this season, will start Sunday. He is 3-2 with a 5.10 ERA in six career starts against the Braves.Porcello is winless in his last seven starts and allowed four runs in six innings in his most recent start, Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Braves at Mets Betting Pick for September 20, 2020
It’s rare for Freeman to have consecutive quiet days this season, so it’s likely Freeman and the Braves get back on track against a struggling starting pitcher.Braves at Mets Betting Pick: Mets (-117), Braves (+100)Braves, 7, Mets 5
Braves at Mets Best Bet for September 20, 2020
On top of the unlikeliness of the Braves’ bats to struggle twice in the same weekend is Porcello’s struggles against Atlanta this season.Braves at Mets Best Bet: Over 5.5 runs for Atlanta (+106)