New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 4/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Anibal Sanchez
The New York Mets head to SunTrust Park on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Harvey for the Mets and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -105 and Atlanta at -105. The Mets have a 7-9-0 over/under mark and a 10-6-0 run line record. The Braves are 10-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 10-6-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 5-8-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 10-6-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
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 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jason Vargas Hand 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)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/18/18 P Brandon McCarthy Shoulder is expected to start Wednesday vs Philadelphia Phillies
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 12-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.40 this year. He has 13 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.06. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 119 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 169. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.64.
As a team New York is hitting .242, good for 9th in the league. The Mets hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .339 with an on-base percentage of .382. He has 21 hits this season in 62 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .613 and an OPS+ of 177. Jay Bruce is hitting .216 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 51 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .373. The Mets have 127 hits, including 28 doubles and 16 home runs. New York has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 113 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 73 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 9-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Anibal Sanchez has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.35. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 122 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 85 hitters and struck out 159 batters. They give up a walk 5.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .373. He has 22 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 152. Ozzie Albies is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 22 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 174 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Braves as a unit have 147 base hits, including 37 doubles and 16 homers. Atlanta has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 122 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.31 runs per game and totaled 85 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -105
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