Mets vs. Braves: 3 bold predictions for the series in Atlanta

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game One
Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game One / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages
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3) The Mets take two of three from the Braves

If you wanted to argue that the Braves were the best team in the National League, I couldn't dispute that. Top to bottom, their roster is stacked with talent. They have young guys on great contracts, the frontrunner for MVP in Ronald Acuna, and they've won the NL East five straight years.

The Mets have struggled to show it with any consistency, but they are a good team, certainly better than the .500 club we've seen to this point. Mets fans have grown increasingly frustrated with the team's inability to live up to its MLB-leading payroll, but let's remember it was just three weeks ago that they beat the Rays, baseball's best team, two out of three times in dramatic fashion.

For as good as the Braves are, they're only 15-14 at home. They took two of three at Citi Field when the two teams met in April, but I think the Mets can do enough to return the favor at Truist Park. Carlos Carrasco, Max Scherzer, and Justin Verlander are on the bump, and they've all been outstanding lately. Don't expect a ton of runs, but the Mets will take two of three to get above .500 and inch closer in the NL East.