Atlanta Braves at New York Mets 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Jacob deGrom
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets on Friday, August 3, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Braves and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
Atlanta opens at +140 while New York opens at -150. The Braves have a 52-48-4 over/under record and a 54-50-0 run line mark. The Mets are 48-57-0 against the run line and have a 47-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 52-48-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 54-50-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 47-54-4 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 48-57-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/18 P Sam Freeman Shoulder 10-day DL (07/29)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
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)
Key New York Mets Injuries
08/01/18 P Steven Matz Forearm is "?" for next scheduled start
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21); is out for season
07/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Ribs 10-day DL (07/09)
06/24/18 P Jason Vargas Calf 10-day DL (06/20)
06/22/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 60-day DL (05/27)
06/19/18 RF Jay Bruce Hip 10-day DL (06/18)
06/11/18 1B Adrian Gonzalez None has been released
06/10/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe is out for season
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)
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 57-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 74 strikeouts over his 78 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 170 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 807 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 919. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 128 hits this season in 405 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 154. Nick Markakis is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 408 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Braves have 947 hits, including 219 doubles and 114 home runs. Atlanta has walked 332 times so far this season and they have struck out 823 times as a unit. They have left 740 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 505 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 44-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.82, Jacob deGrom has a 5-6 record and a 0.98 WHIP this season. He has 164 strikeouts over the 138.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 928 base knocks and 467 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 344 hitters and struck out 915 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .280. He has 79 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 333 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 77. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 74 hits in 298 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Mets as a unit have 800 base hits, including 166 doubles and 109 homers. New York has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 903 occasions. They have had 705 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 414 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +140
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