New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+115) Atlanta (-147)
Truist Park is the site where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (37-40, 3rd in NL East) will take on the New York Mets (40-33, 1st in NL East) on Tuesday. The Braves open this contest at -147 while the Mets are coming in at +115. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Tylor Megill and Charlie Morton.
The Mets have hit 99 doubles as a squad and have hit 70 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging rate of .367 and have struck out 626 times, while drawing a walk on 226 occasions. As a team, the New York Mets are scoring 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. They have accumulated 250 RBI's as well as 522 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is .228. They have earned a total of 262 runs scored while having a team OBP of .307.
The Mets have compiled a team earned run average of 3.04 so far this year (1st in the league), and the staff has rung up 686 hitters. They have walked 207 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.31 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.31 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. Mets pitchers have conceded 60 home runs in addition to 243 total runs (1st in the league).
The Mets relievers have compiled a save rate of 65.6% and has entered the game in 65 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 runners so far this season and 32.9% of those runners crossed the plate. Mets pitchers have entered the game with players on base 57 times in addition to having 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have sent 225 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 32 holds this season (22nd in the league). They have earned 21 saves so far this season and have missed out on 11 out of their 32 save opportunities.
The Mets have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of 5,562 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in professional baseball. The New York Mets are sitting with 1,854 putouts on the year, in addition to 594 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 13th in professional baseball, and have earned 470 double plays.
Megill has taken the mound for 4 innings and is sitting with 4 strikeouts during his MLB career. Megill (0-0 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.68 while he has gone up against 18 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.15 (2 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.154. He has allowed 3 hits (6.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 2 walks.
Atlanta has recorded 109 HRs this season and 337 RBIs. They have hit 128 two-baggers, while taking a walk 276 times and racking up 352 runs. The Atlanta Braves have recorded a team on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .234 this season. The Braves have a SLG% of .424 and they are recording 4.57 runs per outing (11th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 722 instances (8th in baseball) and have accounted for 585 base hits.
The Braves are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.305 and have a FIP of 4.16 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.67 (684 strikeouts against 256 bases on balls). They are sitting at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 616. They have relinquished 90 homers and they concede 4.78 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 355 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 4.30 (319 earned runs conceded).
Atlanta has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 17 saves. They rank 20th in baseball with a save percentage of 58.6%, and they have sent 281 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with runners on base. Atlanta relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.7% of 113 inherited runners. With 79 save situations, the Braves have tallied 49 holds and also 12 blown saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 48 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Braves have 687 assists, 40 errors and have accounted for 2,004 putouts for the season. In their 6,012 innings on the diamond, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (18th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Morton has given up 1,466 base hits and he has 1,369 punch outs in 1,520 innings pitched. Morton (100-92 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.06 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 686 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.324 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and he has faced 6,539 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+115)
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