Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-155) New York (+145)
Citi Field is the venue where Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets (24-20, 1st in NL East) will take on the Atlanta Braves (24-25, 3rd in NL East) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Braves priced at -155 and the Mets are at +145. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Charlie Morton and Jacob deGrom.
As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have notched a total of 241 runs while having a team OBP of .316. The Braves have hit 78 doubles as a squad and have smacked 80 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 234 RBI's in addition to 380 hits this season, while their batting average is .236. Atlanta has a slugging percentage of .442 and have been rung up 452 times, while being walked on 168 occasions.
Braves pitchers have surrendered 62 home runs in addition to 232 runs (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 173 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.27 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. The Braves hold a team earned run average of 4.24 so far this season (19th in the league), and they have rung up 448 hitters.
The Braves have dispatched 178 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 72 runners over the course of the season with 31.9% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 9 saves for the season and have blown 8 of their 17 chances to save the game. The Braves relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 52.9% and has entered the game in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 29 holds on the season (8th in the league). Braves relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 47 times and also have had 79 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Braves have turned 69.0% of balls in play into outs in their 3,882 innings on the field, which has them ranked 21st in MLB. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for 1,294 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 452 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which ranks 4th in pro baseball, and they have turned 359 double plays.
Morton has taken the mound for 1,491 innings and has earned 1,337 K's so far in his career. Morton (96-91 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 and he has faced 6,419 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.08 (676 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.330. He has conceded 1,447 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 536 free passes.
The Mets hold a team slugging % of .342 and they average 3.36 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have recorded 54 doubles, while walking 147 times as well as recording 148 runs. New York has compiled 34 home runs this season to go along with 140 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 371 occasions (29th in MLB) and have recorded 312 hits. The New York Mets have accumulated an on-base percentage of .308 as well as a team batting average of .224 so far this year.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.128 with a FIP of 3.09 as a team this year. They have a ranking of 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 297. The New York pitching staff have conceded 157 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.12 (129 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.39 (417 strikeouts vs 123 free passes). They have conceded 31 home runs and they allow 3.80 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB).
With 40 save situations, the Mets have recorded 20 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 20 save chances and they have come away with 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 52 times in high leverage situations in addition to 34 occasions with runners on base. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.2% out of 55 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 13th in MLB with a save percentage of 65.0%, and they have sent 140 relief pitchers onto the field on the season.
The New York Mets have twisted 31 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in pro baseball). The Mets have racked up 357 assists, 24 errors and have 1,118 putouts this season. In 3,354 innings on the field, the Mets have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (13th in professional baseball).
deGrom (73-53 career record) has earned a 2.54 ERA while giving up 7.1 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 4.92 and he has faced 4,813 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 343 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.031 and having a FIP of 2.7. In his MLB career, deGrom has allowed 961 hits while he has totaled 1,433 K's in 1,214 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+145)
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