New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (+105) Braves (-125)
Jeff McNeil and the New York Mets (3-4, 3rd in NL East) go to Truist Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (4-3, 2nd in NL East). The Braves open this game at -125 while the Mets are coming in at +105. The over/under opens at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Michael Wacha and Jhoulys Chacin.
Key New York Mets Injuries
7/30/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/30/2020 Eduardo Nunez 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/30/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/29/2020 Jake Marisnick CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/29/2020 Jared Hughes RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/22/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/22/2020 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/20/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
7/26/2020 Will Smith RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/23/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 3-4 overall record this season. Wacha (60-39 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.02 and he has gone up against 3,713 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.90 (378 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.325. He has conceded 854 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 302 walks. Wacha has taken the mound for 872 innings and has racked up 763 K's during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.90 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 63 base hits and 34 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 61. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team New York is hitting .256, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jeff McNeil is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 8 hits this season in 26 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 129. Pete Alonso is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Mets have 62 hits, including 8 doubles and 7 home runs. New York has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 64 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 4-3 overall mark this year. In his pro baseball career, Chacin has conceded 1,222 hits while tallying 1,065 strikeouts in 1,322 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 591 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.329 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.99 and he has faced 5,647 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Chacin (78-87 mark in his career) holds a 4.02 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 52 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 59 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 19th in the league. The Braves hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .194 with an OBP of .219. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .355 with an OPS+ of 61. Freddie Freeman is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 6 hits in 23 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .478. The Braves as a unit have 53 base hits, including 15 doubles and 9 homers. Atlanta has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 82 occasions. They have had 43 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets (+105)
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