Braves take on the Mets in division play
Atlanta; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: NL East opponents Atlanta and New York will face off at SunTrust Park.
The Braves are 12-9 against NL East teams. Atlanta has slugged .459, good for fourth in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the club with a .593 slugging percentage, including 39 extra-base hits and 19 home runs.
The Mets are 14-23 on the road. New York is hitting a collective .250 this season, led by Jeff McNeil with an average of .333. This is the first game between these teams in 2019.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 19 home runs and is slugging .593. Ronald Acuna Jr. is 18-for-48 with three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 9-1, .312 batting average, 3.45 ERA, outscored opponents by 32 runs
Mets: 5-5, .268 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow), Jason Vargas: day-to-day (foot), Noah Syndergaard: 10-day IL (hamstring strain), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Brandon Nimmo: 10-day IL (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 60-day IL (knee).