Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+100) New York (-120)
Citi Field is the location where the New York Mets (16-8) will try to defeat the Atlanta Braves (11-13) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Braves at +100 while the Mets are priced at -120. The total has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Ian Anderson and Tylor Megill.
Atlanta is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 218 times, while taking a walk on 77 occasions. They have 88 RBI's in addition to 180 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is .229. The Braves have hit 47 doubles as a unit and have hit 29 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 94 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .304. As a unit, the Atlanta Braves are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in the league.
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The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.18 this season (23rd in baseball), and they have struck out 226 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Braves pitchers have yielded 20 long balls and also 105 runs (26th in the league). They have walked 88 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.59 as a team this year.
The Braves relief pitchers have a save percentage of 81.8% and has come into the game in 24 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 39 runners so far this season and 35.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. Braves pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 26 times and also have had 18 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have sent 79 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 13 holds this year (14th in baseball). They have accumulated 9 saves this year and have missed out on 2 of their 11 save opportunities.
The Atlanta Braves have notched a total of 633 putouts so far this season, as well as 208 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which is 7th in professional baseball, and they have turned 14 double plays. The Braves have turned 70.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,899 innings on the diamond, ranking them 18th in MLB.
Anderson (14-8 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 756 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 140 hits (7.0 hits per nine innings) with 78 free passes. His ERA is 3.40 (68 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.211. Anderson has pitched in 180 innings and is sitting with 182 strikeouts during his MLB career.
New York has recorded 19 home runs on the season and 102 RBIs. They have recorded 39 doubles, while getting a free base 83 times as well as scoring 110 runs. The New York Mets have an OBP of .339 and a team batting average of .257 so far this season. The Mets have a slugging percentage of .383 and they are recording 4.58 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 188 occasions (21st in baseball) and have earned 208 hits.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.033 with a FIP of 3.12 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.54 (241 strikeouts vs 68 walks). They sit at 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 153. They have given up 20 homers and they allow 3.20 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have conceded 76 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.07 (73 earned runs relinquished).
New York has had relievers enter the game in 10 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves. They are ranked 24th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 77 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 42.1% of 19 inherited base runners. With 28 save situations, the Mets have 18 holds in addition to 4 blown saves.
In their 1,926 innings played, the Mets have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 73.5% (3rd in MLB). The New York Mets have turned 15 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .992 (3rd in professional baseball). The Mets have 187 assists, 7 errors and have 642 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Megill has conceded 106 hits while he has totaled 126 strikeouts in 117 innings pitched. He has conceded 51 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.181 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.82 and he has gone up against 486 hitters thus far in his career. Megill (8-6 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.90 ERA and has surrendered 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+100)
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