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WHERE TO WATCH: Sunday Night Baseball Preview & Prediction

 Matt Marsh  |    May 12th, 2024 11:43am EDT

Here is some info on where to watch and what to expect for the primetime game on Sunday, May 5.

ESPN will host Sunday Night Baseball all season.

Atlanta Braves (24-12) @ New York Mets (18-20), 7:00 pm EST, ESPN

Odds: Braves -125 (ESPNBet)

Probable Starters: Bryce Elder (ATL) 1-1, 5.28 ERA vs Luis Severino (NYM) 2-2, 2.93 ERA

Preview: The Braves have taken the first two games of this series and have won four straight coming into Sunday night, including holding the Mets hitless through 8.2 innings in Saturday’s matchup.  However, the season series is closer than you might think. The Braves have a slight edge, going 3-2 in five games against the Mets.

The Mets haven’t had the start they wanted, sitting below .500, especially considering they have the highest payroll in baseball. Their run differential is a number you want to avoid seeing in any stat, 0. They have also struggled against teams over .500 going 9-15 in those games.

Bryce Elder has had his ups and downs against New York in his career. In two starts, he has an ERA of 3.97. Last time out against the Dodgers, he gave up seven runs in 3.1 innings in a blowout 11-2 loss. That was his only road start in 2024, so see if that becomes a trend for Elder.

Luis Severino has found some new life after leaving the cross-town rival Yankees this offseason. He struggled last year, posting an ERA over six in 89.1 innings, but has found success early in 2024. At home this year, he has been dominant, posting a sub-two ERA in four starts.

Prediction: It’s not smart betting against the Braves, but Severino has been great at home, and the Braves burned their best bullpen arms trying to keep the no-hitter alive on Saturday.

Mets win