New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 9/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rafael Montero vs. Sean Newcomb
The New York Mets head to Turner Field on Friday, September 15, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Rafael Montero for the Mets and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +126 and Atlanta at -136. The Mets have a 82-51-12 over/under mark and a 63-82-0 run line record. The Braves are 76-68-0 against the run line and have a 75-64-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 82-51-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 63-82-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 75-64-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-68-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
09/07/17 3B Wilmer Flores Nose out for season
08/26/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 60-day DL (08/19)
07/28/17 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/24/17 P Zack Wheeler Arm 10-day DL (07/23)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/13/17 RF Ender Inciarte Thumb "?" Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
09/06/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 60-day DL (09/06)
09/02/17 P Jason Motte Oblique 10-day DL (09/01)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 63-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rafael Montero has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.69. He has 100 strikeouts over his 101.2 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 530 hitters and walked 233 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,360 base hits and 694 earned runs. They have allowed 193 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 523 batters and struck out 1,234. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team New York is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league. The Mets hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jay Bruce is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 126 hits this season in 494 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 115. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Mets have 1,226 hits, including 259 doubles and 207 home runs. New York has walked 461 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,137 times as a unit. They have left 964 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 666 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 66-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.38, Sean Newcomb has a 2-8 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 84.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 86 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 441 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 444 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,301 base knocks and 683 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 524 hitters and struck out 1,102 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Ender Inciarte comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .354. He has 187 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 606 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 102. Nick Markakis is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 146 hits in 523 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Braves as a unit have 1,317 base hits, including 265 doubles and 149 homers. Atlanta has walked 418 times this year and they have struck out on 1,048 occasions. They have had 995 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 665 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +126
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