Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Bud Norris
The New York Mets head to Turner Field on Sunday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Mets and Bud Norris for the Braves. The opening line for this game has New York at -150 and Atlanta at +140. The over/under is 8.5. The Mets have a 34-37-1 over/under mark and a 29-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Braves are 32-41-0 against the run line and have a 32-35-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Mets head into this game with a 39-33 record, and they are 20-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 6-3 record with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 56 strikeouts during his 81 innings pitched and he has given up 83 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have allowed 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the pen while they've been struck out 230 times and walked 80 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.46 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.26. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 602 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 621. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team, New York is hitting .233, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Mets have a .407 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .308 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.69 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .325. He has 70 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 18 times. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 68 hits so far while scoring 39 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 62 times. The Mets have 554 hits, including 111 doubles and 95 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. New York has walked 235 times this season and they've struck out 630 times as a unit. They've left 491 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 3.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 267 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 10-28 home mark and a 25-48 overall record. With an ERA of 4.69, Bud Norris has a 2-7 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 63.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 64 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 262 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 622 base knocks and 324 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 259 hitters and struck out 576. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Braves hold a .334 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.05 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .251 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 68 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 75 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 31 times and has punched out 79 times. The Braves as a unit have 588 base hits, including 115 doubles and 35 homers. They have 40 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 209 times this year and they have struck out 566 times. They've had 524 men left on base and have an OPS of .637. They score 3.36 runs per game and have totaled 245 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 34-37-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 29-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 32-35-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 32-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/25/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Atlanta Braves
06/23/16 P Noah Syndergaard Elbow left last start, probable Monday vs. Washington Nationals
06/22/16 P Jim Henderso Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/21/16 P Bartolo Colon Thumb left last start, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta Braves
06/16/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (6/15)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 15-day DL (5/30)
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/03/16 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 15-day DL (6/1)
06/02/16 3B Gordon Beckham Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves
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