Atlanta Braves at New York Mets 5/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Noah Syndergaard
The Atlanta Braves head to Citi Field on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +190 and New York at -205. The Braves have a 13-11-3 over/under mark and a 16-11-0 run line record. The Mets are 15-11-0 against the run line and have a 14-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 13-11-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 16-11-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 14-11-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 15-11-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/18/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg 10-day DL (04/18)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/30/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Thumb is OUT for series vs Atlanta Braves
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 16-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.48 this year. He has 34 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 209 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 136 batters and struck out 257. They have walked 4.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Dansby Swanson is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 31 hits this season in 108 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 113. Ozzie Albies is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 116 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .647. The Braves have 260 hits, including 66 doubles and 30 home runs. Atlanta has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 222 times as a unit. They have left 202 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 17-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Noah Syndergaard has a 2-0 record and a 1.01 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 211 base knocks and 102 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 269 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.66.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .340 with an OBP of .393. He has 34 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 100 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .580 with an OPS+ of 169. Todd Frazier is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 23 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Mets as a unit have 211 base hits, including 40 doubles and 26 homers. New York has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out on 234 occasions. They have had 183 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -205
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