Monday, May 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Robert Gsellman vs. Julio Teheran
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on Monday, May 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Robert Gsellman for the Mets and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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New York opens at +118 while Atlanta opens at -128. The Mets have a 14-6-3 over/under record and a 8-15-0 run line mark. The Braves are 14-8-0 against the run line and have a 13-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 14-6-3 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 8-15-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 13-9-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 14-8-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (4/27)
04/21/17 1B Lucas Duda Elbow 10-day DL (4/20)
04/21/17 SS Wilmer Flores Knee 10-day DL (4/21)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 10-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robert Gsellman has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.71. He has 22 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 95 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 204 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 81 batters and struck out 233. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
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As a team New York is hitting .216, good for 29th in the league. The Mets hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .299. He has 22 hits this season in 90 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 70. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Mets have 171 hits, including 29 doubles and 35 home runs. New York has walked 84 times so far this season and they have struck out 180 times as a unit. They have left 144 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 98 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 10-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Julio Teheran has a 2-1 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 26 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 185 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 148 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .383 with an OBP of .485. He has 31 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .778 with an OPS+ of 228. Brandon Phillips is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 26 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Braves as a unit have 203 base hits, including 36 doubles and 26 homers. Atlanta has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 170 occasions. They have had 149 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +118
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