New York Mets at Atlanta Braves 5/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Anibal Sanchez
The New York Mets visit SunTrust Park on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Steven Matz for the Mets and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -103 and Atlanta at -107. The Mets have a 22-26-1 over/under record and a 24-25-0 run line mark. The Braves are 29-22-0 against the run line and have a 24-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 22-26-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 24-25-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 24-24-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 29-22-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/18/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe 10-day DL (05/17); is out for season
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
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)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 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
05/18/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 10-day DL (05/14)
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)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 25-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 183 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 425 base hits and 206 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 467. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team New York is hitting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Mets hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jay Bruce is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .307. He has 38 hits this season in 162 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .358 and an OPS+ of 86. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Mets have 397 hits, including 75 doubles and 51 home runs. New York has walked 173 times so far this season and they have struck out 417 times as a unit. They have left 337 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 203 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 30-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.29, Anibal Sanchez has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 97 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 400 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 216 hitters and struck out 454 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .340 with an OBP of .409. He has 69 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 203 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 153. Freddie Freeman is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 63 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Braves as a unit have 472 base hits, including 97 doubles and 60 homers. Atlanta has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 370 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 261 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets -103
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