The stage is set for a riveting encounter as the Atlanta Braves visit the New York Mets at Citi Field on May 12, 2024. The game is scheduled to begin at 07:10 pm under lightly rainy conditions.

Bryce Elder, with a current ERA of 5.283, will spearhead the pitching for the Braves. Countering him, Luis Severino will handle pitching duties for the Mets, bringing a commendable ERA of 2.925 to the mound.

Currently, the Braves are third in the 2024 NL East Division standings with a 24-12 record. They show a strong game in division plays with a 10-4 record and have been successful in recent outings, winning 5 of their last 10 matches, accompanied by a four-game winning streak. The team has presented robust performances both at home (13-4) and on the road (11-8) with a substantial lead in evening games.

On the other end, the Mets occupy the eighth spot in the division, bearing an 18-20 record. They’ve faced some challenges within the division, holding a 2-3 record, and currently sit on a two-game losing streak. Their home (9-12) and away (9-8) games tell a tale of inconsistency, matched by their identical records in day and night games.

The betting odds for the encounter present the Braves as favorites with a -126 money line, while the Mets stand at +105. The point spread is set at 1.5, favoring the Braves, and the over/under for the match is pegged at 7.5, hinting at a potentially lower-scoring affair. Given these odds, betting enthusiasts are looking at a competitive game with a slight edge to the visiting Braves.