New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (-105) Braves (-115)
Pete Alonso and the New York Mets (3-5, 4th in NL East) travel to Truist Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (5-3, 2nd in NL East). The Mets open this game at -105 while the Braves are priced at -115. The O/U has been set at 11. The starting pitchers are David Peterson and Kyle Wright.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/1/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
8/1/2020 Jared Hughes RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
8/1/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/31/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/30/2020 Eduardo Nunez 2B 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
7/22/2020 Robert Gsellman RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/22/2020 Marcus Stroman SP Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
7/31/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Probable for Aug 1
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 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow 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 3-5 overall record this season. Peterson (1-0 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.20 while he has gone up against 23 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.46 (2 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.731. He has allowed 7 base knocks (12.1 hits per nine innings) and has 2 walks. Peterson has pitched in 5 innings and is sitting with 3 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.09 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 13 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. Pete Alonso is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 6 hits this season in 27 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 101. Jeff McNeil is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .385. 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 5-3 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Wright has surrendered 32 hits while earning 26 punchouts in 28 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 27 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.922 and a FIP of 6.6. He has a SO/W ratio of 1.18 and he has gone up against 136 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Wright (0-4 career record) has earned a 8.65 ERA while allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 7 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. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .414. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 155. Ozzie Albies is hitting .194 this season and he has an OBP of .219. He has collected 6 hits in 31 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 61 and a slugging percentage of .355. 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)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks