Atlanta Braves at New York Mets MLB Betting Tips 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Max Fried vs. Zack Wheeler
Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (77-52, 1st in NL East) head to Citi Field on Saturday where they'll meet the New York Mets (67-60, 3rd in NL East). The Mets open this matchup at -125 while the Braves are priced at +115. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Braves have been a very good choice for bettors, having gone 77-52-0 SU. New York covers 52.8% of the time, going 67-60-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 63-59-7.
The Braves cover 60.3% of the time away from home, having gone 38-25-0 straight up.
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
New York covers 63.8% of the time at Citi Field, going 37-21-0 SU.
The Mets have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 62-52-13.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/22/2019 Dansby Swanson SS Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/21/2019 Brian McCann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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
8/20/2019 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 77-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Max Fried has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 134 strikeouts over his 131.1 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 474 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,160 base hits and 557 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 1,110. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 154 hits this season in 521 at bats with 88 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .539 and an OPS+ of 131. Freddie Freeman is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 103 men in 494 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Braves have 1,166 hits, including 221 doubles and 205 home runs. Atlanta has walked 469 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,134 times as a unit. They have left 901 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 691 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 67-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Zack Wheeler has a 9-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 149.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 187 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 4.33. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 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 406 hitters and struck out 1,162 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Mets hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Pete Alonso comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .372. He has 122 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 457 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .595 with an OPS+ of 153. Amed Rosario is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 140 hits in 480 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Mets as a unit have 1,140 base hits, including 219 doubles and 182 homers. New York has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 1,100 occasions. They have had 892 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 617 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves (+115)
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