Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Citi Field is the venue where Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets (22-20, 1st in NL East) will play the Atlanta Braves (24-25, 2nd in NL East) on Friday.
The Braves have tallied 75 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 78 baseballs out of the park. Atlanta has a slugging rate of .439 and have struck out 443 times, while taking a walk on 166 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which is 8th in MLB. They have tallied 229 RBI's and 371 hits this year, and their batting average is at .235. They have racked up 236 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .316.
The Braves have an ERA of 4.17 this season (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 441 hitters. They have walked 170 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.27 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.59 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Braves pitchers have given up 60 home runs and also 223 total runs (19th in the league).
Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 46 times as well as having 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 29 holds so far this season (7th in MLB). The Braves relievers have earned a save rate of 52.9% and has entered the game in 47 save situations. They have accumulated 9 saves so far this season and have blown 8 of 17 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 70 base runners on the year with 30.0% of them crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 175 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 1,270 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 444 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which has them sitting 4th in MLB, and they have turned 351 double plays. The Braves have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,810 innings on the field, which has them ranked 21st in MLB.
Anderson has pitched in 83 innings and has accounted for 94 strikeouts thus far in his career. Anderson (7-3 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.02 while he has faced 348 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.48 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.152. He has conceded 61 base hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) and has 35 walks.
The Mets have a team slugging % of .343 and they score 3.40 runs per outing (29th in baseball). They have hit 52 doubles, while getting a free base 141 times and recording 143 runs. New York has a total of 33 HRs so far this year to go along with 136 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 360 instances (29th in baseball) and have notched a total of 304 hits. The New York Mets have an on-base percentage of .308 in addition to a team batting average of .225 for the season.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.133 and have a FIP of 3.11 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 1st in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 288. The New York pitching staff have allowed 155 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.19 (127 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.45 (407 strikeouts against 118 free passes). They have given up 31 dingers and they relinquish 3.89 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
New York has had relief pitchers enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have earned 11 saves. They are ranked 15th in MLB holding a save rate of 61.1%, and they have sent 134 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 48 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 38.5% of 52 inherited runners. With 35 save situations, the Mets have recorded 17 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The New York Mets have turned 31 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in the majors). The Mets have 340 assists, 24 errors and have accumulated 1,076 putouts on the campaign. In their 3,228 innings played, the Mets hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (13th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Walker has given up 566 base knocks while accumulating 569 strikeouts in 625 frames. He has conceded a total of 258 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and he has gone up against 2,641 hitters in his pro baseball career. Walker (38-35 mark in his career) has a 3.71 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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