New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 4/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The New York Mets head to SunTrust Park on Sunday, April 22, 2018 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -108 and Atlanta at -102. The Mets have a 10-9-0 over/under mark and a 12-7-0 run line record. The Braves are 12-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-8-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 10-9-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 12-7-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 8-8-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 12-7-0 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 14-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.00 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 145 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 198. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team New York is hitting .239, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .420. He has 17 hits this season in 62 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 158. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .347 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .386. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 176 while his slugging percentage is at .613. The Mets have 150 hits, including 35 doubles and 19 home runs. New York has walked 83 times so far this season and they have struck out 175 times as a unit. They have left 128 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 93 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 11-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.53, Mike Foltynewicz has a 1-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 21.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 77 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 143 base knocks and 65 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 189 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 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .352. He has 26 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .663 with an OPS+ of 177. Dansby Swanson is hitting .342 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 26 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Braves as a unit have 179 base hits, including 45 doubles and 20 homers. Atlanta has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out on 149 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.63 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -102
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