New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/3/2020
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (-125) Braves (+105)
Truist Park is the site where Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves (7-3, 1st in NL East) will play the New York Mets (3-7, 5th in NL East) on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Mets coming in at -125 and the Braves are at +105. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Jacob deGrom and Mike Soroka.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/2/2020 Brad Brach RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/2/2020 Walker Lockett RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
8/2/2020 Yoenis Cespedes DH Opt Out Out for the season
8/2/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/31/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF 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
8/2/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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 3-7 overall record this season. deGrom (66-49 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 2.81 while he has gone up against 4,424 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.61 (323 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.048. He has conceded 898 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 268 walks. deGrom has taken the mound for 1,112 frames and has totaled 1,267 K's during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.81 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 42 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.63. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 83 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 82. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team New York is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Jeff McNeil is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 9 hits this season in 30 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 126. Pete Alonso is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 35 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .286. The Mets have 81 hits, including 10 doubles and 10 home runs. New York has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 86 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 7-3 overall mark this year. So far in his pro baseball career, Soroka has given up 191 base knocks and he has 171 strikeouts in 211 frames. He has surrendered a total of 64 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.146 and a FIP of 3.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.35 and he has gone up against 857 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Soroka (15-5 career record) has earned a 2.73 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 71 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 81 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 14th in the league. The Braves hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .194 with an OBP of .216. He has 7 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 36 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .333 with an OPS+ of 49. Freddie Freeman is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 7 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Braves as a unit have 73 base hits, including 21 doubles and 11 homers. Atlanta has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out on 103 occasions. They have had 57 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 5.89 runs per game and totaled 53 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets (-125)
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