New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Truist Park is the site where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (19-21, 3rd in NL East) will play the New York Mets (18-16, 1st in NL East) on Tuesday.
The Mets have hit 39 doubles as a squad and have hit 27 balls out of the park. New York is slugging .347 and have struck out 283 times, while taking a walk on 122 occasions. As a unit, the New York Mets are putting up 3.5 runs per outing, which has them at 28th in the league. They have accumulated 113 runs batted in in addition to 251 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .231. They are sitting with 119 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .319.
The Mets are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.30 so far this year (5th in the league), and the staff has rung up 317 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 93 opposing players and their FIP is 3.03 as a team over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.41 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.15. Mets pitchers have yielded 22 home runs and also 129 runs (1st in the league).
The Mets relievers have earned a save rate of 63.6% and has entered the game in 20 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 43 base runners so far this season with 39.5% of those players crossed the plate. Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 24 times and also have had 29 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 102 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have earned 9 holds this year (30th in baseball). They have compiled 7 saves on the campaign and have blown 4 of 11 save opportunities.
The Mets have converted 68.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,574 innings, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB. The New York Mets are sitting with 858 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 272 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .980 which has them sitting 26th in the majors, and they have twisted 231 double plays.
Peterson (7-5 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.46 while he has faced 344 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 65 hits (7.0 hits per 9 innings) with 37 walks. His earned run average is 4.01 (37 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.229. Peterson has taken the ball for 83 frames and has earned 81 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Atlanta Braves have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .229 on the year. They have been rung up on 364 occasions (13th in baseball) and have tallied 300 hits. Atlanta has 59 home runs this year as well as 181 runs batted in. The Braves have a slugging percentage of .417 and they are earning 4.67 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have 56 two-baggers, while taking a walk 142 times and recording 187 runs.
The Atlanta pitching staff have allowed 202 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.65 (181 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 54 long balls and they surrender 5.19 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.402 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.52 as a pitching staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.42 (366 strikeouts against 151 bases on balls). They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 340.
Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the contest in 14 save opportunities and they have tallied 8 saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save rate of 57.1%, and they have sent 150 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations and also on 39 occasions with runners on. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of 58 inherited base runners. Sitting with 41 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 26 holds and 6 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 26 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in pro baseball). The Braves have accrued 364 assists, 20 errors and have 1,051 putouts so far this season. In 3,153 innings on the field, the Braves have a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in professional baseball).
Morton (95-91 career record) has earned a 4.11 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.47 and he has faced 6,374 hitters so far in his career. He has given up 675 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.337 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Morton has conceded 1,442 base knocks while earning 1,320 strikeouts in 1,478 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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