Atlanta Braves at New York Mets 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Corey Oswalt
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Corey Oswalt for the Mets.
Atlanta opens at -142 while New York opens at +132. The Braves have a 52-50-4 over/under record and a 56-50-0 run line mark. The Mets are 48-59-0 against the run line and have a 47-56-4 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 52-50-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 56-50-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 47-56-4 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 48-59-0 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
08/03/18 P Steven Matz Forearm 10-day DL (08/03)
07/24/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 60-day DL (07/21); is out for season
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 59-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 105 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 374 hitters and walked 172 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 3.85. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 815 base hits and 410 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 410 batters and struck out 939. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 131 hits this season in 415 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 137. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 412 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Braves have 959 hits, including 223 doubles and 115 home runs. Atlanta has walked 336 times so far this season and they have struck out 843 times as a unit. They have left 749 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 44-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Corey Oswalt has a 1-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP this season. He has 19 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 374 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 349 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 940 base knocks and 473 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out 935 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 30th in the league. The Mets hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Brandon Nimmo comes into this matchup batting .246 with an OBP of .373. He has 75 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 305 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 134. Amed Rosario is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .280. He has collected 80 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Mets as a unit have 808 base hits, including 168 doubles and 110 homers. New York has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 923 occasions. They have had 714 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 417 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -142
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