New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 9/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. R.A. Dickey
The New York Mets visit Turner Field on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -115 and Atlanta at +105. The Mets have a 83-51-12 over/under record and a 63-83-0 run line mark. The Braves are 76-69-0 against the run line and have a 75-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 83-51-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 63-83-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 75-65-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-69-0 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
09/15/17 P Mike Foltynewicz Finger injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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 63-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 221 strikeouts over his 188.1 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 537 hitters and walked 234 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 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 5.02. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,390 base hits and 721 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 536 batters and struck out 1,254. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team New York is hitting .251, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jay Bruce is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 128 hits this season in 501 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 117. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .425. The Mets have 1,247 hits, including 261 doubles and 211 home runs. New York has walked 469 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,159 times as a unit. They have left 979 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 677 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 66-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, R.A. Dickey has a 9-9 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 128 strikeouts over the 170.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 176 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 446 batters and walked 198 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,316 base knocks and 689 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 526 hitters and struck out 1,119 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .418 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 .307 with an OBP of .352. He has 187 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 610 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 101. Nick Markakis is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 148 hits in 531 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Braves as a unit have 1,333 base hits, including 266 doubles and 151 homers. Atlanta has walked 426 times this year and they have struck out on 1,068 occasions. They have had 1,009 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 675 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -115
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