Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Williams Perez (6-6) vs. Bartolo Colon (14-12)
The Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets on Wednesday at Citi Field. The Braves send Williams Perez to the mound to face Bartolo Colon of the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +207 and New York at -225. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Braves have a 76-66 over/under record and a 68-83 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Mets are 79-70 against the run line and have a 77-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Braves head into this matchup with a 60-91 record, including 23-53 on the road. Williams Perez has a 6-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.16 and a 1.57 WHIP. In his starts, the Braves are 7-11 over his 104.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 117 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-6. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.75 and they've given up 466 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .260 against the Braves bullpen while walking 205 times and striking out 409 times. Atlanta is averaging 7.31 strikeouts per game while getting 9.31 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.52.
Atlanta ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .251 on the road. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .313 and they hold a .355 team slugging percentage. Nick Markakis leads the team in hits with 171 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.38 hits per game.
With a 48-28 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 85-65 overall mark. Bartolo Colon has a record of 14-12 while sporting an earned run average of 4.15 on the year with a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Mets are 15-14 and he has allowed 204 hits over 182.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-14. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.40 and they have given up 362 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .227 against the Mets bullpen while walking 159 times and striking out 405 times. New York is averaging 8.08 strikeouts per game while getting 8.25 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44.
They rank 27th in the league in team batting average with a .245 average while hitting .237 at home. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .313 and they hold a .400 team slugging percentage. Curtis Granderson leads the team in hits with 139 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.37 hits a game.
The Braves have committed 81 errors and have combined for 1,477 assists and 3,988 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Mets have committed 85 errors on the season with 1,503 assists and 4,073 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 76-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 68-83 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 77-67 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 79-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 RF Nick Markakis Trapezius "?" Tuesday vs. New York Mets
09/22/15 C Christian Bethancourt Thumb out indefinitely
09/22/15 P Mike Foltynewicz Ribs out for season
09/18/15 P Manny Banuelos Elbow out for season
08/05/15 P Jason Frasor Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/11/15 P Jason Grilli Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/17); out for season
06/02/15 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/30)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
New York Mets
09/22/15 3B Juan Uribe Chest "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/18/15 P Jacob deGrom Rest expected to miss next schedule start Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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