New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Julio Teheran
The New York Mets head to SunTrust Park on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -144 and Atlanta at +134. The Mets have a 9-9-0 over/under mark and a 11-7-0 run line record. The Braves are 12-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 9-9-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 11-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 7-8-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 12-6-0 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 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 13-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.08 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 25 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 74 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 137 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 186. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team New York is hitting .240, good for 14th in the league. The Mets hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .434. He has 17 hits this season in 58 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .534 and an OPS+ of 171. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 70 at bats. His OPS+ is 170 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Mets have 141 hits, including 30 doubles and 19 home runs. New York has walked 77 times so far this season and they have struck out 163 times as a unit. They have left 121 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 88 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 11-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Julio Teheran has a 1-1 record and a 1.65 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 134 base knocks and 61 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 177 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .349. He has 25 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 172. Dansby Swanson is hitting .352 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 25 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Braves as a unit have 171 base hits, including 43 doubles and 19 homers. Atlanta has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 137 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.78 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +134
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