New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Sean Newcomb
The New York Mets head to SunTrust Park on Friday, April 20, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -160 and Atlanta at +150. The Mets have a 8-9-0 over/under mark and a 11-6-0 run line record. The Braves are 11-6-0 against the run line and have a 6-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 11-6-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 6-8-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 11-6-0 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
04/19/18 1B Freddie Freeman Hand is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs New York Mets
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)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 13-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.95 and a WHIP of 1.03 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.56 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 124 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 181. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team New York is hitting .242, good for 11th in the league. The Mets hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .343 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 23 hits this season in 67 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 176. Jay Bruce is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .345. The Mets have 135 hits, including 30 doubles and 17 home runs. New York has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 155 times as a unit. They have left 117 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 10-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.02, Sean Newcomb has a 1-1 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 22 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 48 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 3.27. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 128 base knocks and 57 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 89 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 5.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .358 with an OBP of .394. He has 24 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 67 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .582 with an OPS+ of 171. Ozzie Albies is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 23 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .640. The Braves as a unit have 158 base hits, including 37 doubles and 18 homers. Atlanta has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 132 occasions. They have had 128 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 92 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +150
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