Atlanta Braves at New York Mets MLB Betting Tips 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Jacob deGrom
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (76-52, 1st in NL East) go to Citi Field on Friday where they'll take on the New York Mets (66-60, 3rd in NL East). The line on this matchup has the Braves priced at +185 and the Mets are at -200. The total opens at 7.5.
The Braves have been an excellent play for bettors, having gone 75-52-0 SU. The Mets cover 52.0% of the time, going 65-60-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 63-57-7.
The Braves cover 60.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 38-25-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
New York covers 62.5% of the time at Citi Field, going 35-21-0 SU.
The Mets have been an awful Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 62-50-13.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/21/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/21/2019 Brian McCann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/14/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/21/2019 Marcus Stroman SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/20/2019 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Out for the season
8/20/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/14/2019 Jacob Rhame RP Elbow Out for the season
8/14/2019 Jeff McNeil LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/13/2019 Dominic Smith LF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/5/2019 Robinson Cano 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 76-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 6.09 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,154 base hits and 555 earned runs. They have allowed 165 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 465 batters and struck out 1,101. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 149 hits this season in 490 at bats with 102 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 142. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Braves have 1,160 hits, including 220 doubles and 204 home runs. Atlanta has walked 466 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,125 times as a unit. They have left 893 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 688 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 66-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.61, Jacob deGrom has a 8-7 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 194 strikeouts over the 155 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 424 batters and walked 186 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,101 base knocks and 549 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 405 hitters and struck out 1,155 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Mets hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Amed Rosario comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .331. He has 139 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 476 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 107. Pete Alonso is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 122 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .598. The Mets as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 217 doubles and 182 homers. New York has walked 398 times this year and they have struck out on 1,097 occasions. They have had 887 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (+185)
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