New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets (18-13, 1st in NL East) head to Truist Park on Monday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (17-20, 3rd in NL East).
As a squad, the New York Mets are notching 3.6 runs per outing, which is 27th in MLB. They have earned a total of 111 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .330. The Mets have accrued 38 two-baggers as a team and have hit 22 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 105 runs batted in in addition to 235 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .238. New York is slugging .350 and have been rung up 251 times, while taking a walk on 118 occasions.
The Mets have an ERA of 2.90 so far this season (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 292 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 83 players from the other team and their FIP is 2.84 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.52 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.10. Mets pitchers have surrendered 18 long balls and 107 runs in total (1st in the league).
The Mets have dispatched 92 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 runners on the campaign and 31.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 7 saves on the season and have missed out on 3 of their 10 save chances. The Mets bullpen have earned a save percentage of 70.0% and has come into the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have earned 9 holds for the season (29th in baseball). Mets bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 20 times as well as having 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Mets have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,352 innings, ranking them 18th in pro baseball. The New York Mets have earned 784 putouts so far this season, in addition to 249 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .979 which is 27th in baseball, and have accumulated 207 double plays.
Walker has pitched in 622 innings and has earned 567 K's during his career. Walker (38-35 career mark) has a FIP of 4.15 and he has gone up against 2,631 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.73 (258 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.232. He has given up 565 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 202 free passes.
Atlanta has compiled 54 home runs for the year as well as 161 runs batted in. They have recorded 53 doubles, while getting a free base 128 times as well as scoring 167 runs. The Atlanta Braves have compiled an OBP of .310 and a batting average of .227 on the season. The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .414 and they average 4.51 runs per contest (11th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 330 occasions (13th in the league) and have earned 273 base knocks.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.395 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.53 (344 strikeouts against 136 walks). They are currently ranked 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 316. They have allowed 51 homers and they surrender 5.22 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have surrendered 188 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (167 earned runs relinquished).
Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the contest in 14 save opportunities and they have tallied 8 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in the league with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 138 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 36 occasions with runners on. Atlanta bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 26.4% out of 53 inherited base runners. With 40 save situations, the Braves have tallied 25 holds and 6 blown saves.
Out of their 2,919 innings on the diamond, the Braves have a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (26th in professional baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 24 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Braves have accrued 332 assists, 19 errors and have earned 973 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Fried has conceded 301 base hits while he has accumulated 313 K's in 303 innings pitched. He has allowed 126 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.345 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and he has faced 1,293 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Fried (27-12 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.74 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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