Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+110) New York (-129)
The Atlanta Braves (63-43) are hitting the road to Citi Field on Saturday where they will take on the New York Mets (67-38). The line on this matchup has the Braves at +110 while the Mets are opening at -129. The total is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Max Fried and Max Scherzer.
The Braves have hit 191 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 162 balls out of the stadium. Atlanta is slugging .441 and have struck out 983 times, while being walked on 303 occasions. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are recording 4.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 4th in baseball. They have amassed 478 RBI's and 895 hits on the year, while their team batting average sits at .249. They have 504 runs and have an on-base percentage of .313.
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The Braves have compiled a team earned run average of 3.59 over the course of the season (6th in the league), and they have struck out 1,014 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 338 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.45 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. Braves pitchers have surrendered 92 long balls in addition to 416 runs in total (8th in the league).
The Braves relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.3% and has come into the game in 121 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 137 base runners on the year and 35.8% of them crossed the plate. Braves relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 91 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Braves have dispatched 328 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have tallied 63 holds this year (8th in the league). They have 36 saves for the year and have missed out on 20 of their 56 save chances.
The Atlanta Braves have earned 2,848 putouts this year, as well as 921 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which ranks 4th in MLB, and they have twisted 76 double plays. The Braves have transformed 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,544 innings on the diamond, ranking them 17th in professional baseball.
Fried has thrown 579 frames and has totaled 569 K's during his career. Fried (50-21 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.30 while he has faced 2,384 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.17 (204 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.194. He has allowed 529 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 163 free passes.
New York has tallied 110 home runs this season to go along with 475 RBIs. They have tallied 175 doubles, while taking a walk 320 times as well as notching 498 runs. The New York Mets have tallied a team OBP of .328 and a team batting average of .257 this season. The Mets hold a team slugging % of .410 and they score 4.74 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 795 occasions (28th in the league) and have recorded 920 base knocks.
The Mets hold a team WHIP of 1.182 in addition to having a FIP of 3.67 as a pitching staff on the year. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 815. The New York pitching staff have allowed 394 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.57 (371 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.40 (992 strikeouts against 292 walks). They have given up 115 long balls and they surrender 3.79 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
With 103 save situations, the Mets have amassed 58 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. New York has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 44 save opportunities and they have earned 30 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 93 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.9% of 126 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 68.2%, and they have sent 311 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In 8,430 innings on the diamond, the Mets have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (13th in MLB). The New York Mets have gotten 90 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in pro baseball). The Mets have 899 assists, 46 errors and have earned 2,810 putouts this season.
In his pro baseball career, Scherzer has surrendered 2,137 hits while tallying 3,129 strikeouts in 2,625 innings pitched. He has conceded 911 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.078 and having a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.51 and he has faced 10,613 batters in his pro baseball career. Scherzer (197-99 career win-loss record) has a 3.12 earned run average and has conceded 7.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-129)
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