New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+155) Atlanta (-180)
The Atlanta Braves (36-24) welcome the New York Mets (30-31) at Truist Park on Thursday. The odds on this game have New York at +155 while Atlanta is opening at -180. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander and Spencer Strider.
New York has a slugging % of .393 and have struck out 456 times, while drawing a walk on 207 occasions. They have amassed 253 runs batted in and 481 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average sits at .239. The Mets have accounted for 78 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 71 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 262 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318. As a squad, the New York Mets are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which has them at 20th in MLB.
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The Mets are sitting with a team ERA of 4.53 this year (23rd in the league), and they have rung up 512 hitters. Mets pitchers have yielded 81 home runs and 276 runs (16th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 218 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.76 as a team so far this season. New York has given up 494 base knocks (8.4 per 9 innings) and also 266 earned runs. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.35 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35.
The Mets bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 72.0% and stepped onto the hill in 67 save situations. The relievers have inherited 75 runners so far this year with 22.7% of those runners ended up scoring. Mets relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 50 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 190 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have notched 42 holds this year (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 7 of their 25 save opportunities.
The New York Mets have notched a total of 1,587 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 532 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .990 which has them ranked 2nd in baseball, and have earned 52 double plays. The Mets have transformed 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,761 innings on the field, which has them ranked 7th in pro baseball.
Verlander has taken the hill for 3,199 innings and is sitting with 3,228 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.25 (1,156 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.118. He has given up 2,686 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 889 free passes. Verlander (246-136 career mark) has a FIP of 3.37 and he has gone up against 13,026 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Braves hold a team slugging % of .462 and they average 5.05 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have hit 107 doubles, while walking 199 times as well as putting up 303 runs. Atlanta has compiled 98 home runs on the season to go along with 292 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 514 occasions (20th in MLB) and have a total of 527 base hits. The Atlanta Braves have accounted for an OBP of .331 as well as a batting average of .259 this season.
The Atlanta pitching staff have given up 238 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.66 (216 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 56 homers and they relinquish 4.03 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.266 and have a FIP of 3.78 as a squad for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.60 (565 strikeouts vs 196 free passes). They have a ranking of 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 476.
Atlanta has called on relievers to enter the contest in 29 save opportunities and they have recorded 17 saves. They are ranked 20th in baseball with a save rate of 58.6%, and they have dispatched 200 bullpen pitchers to the mound this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with base runners. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score rate of 35.9% out of their 78 inherited base runners. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Braves have tallied 40 holds in addition to 12 blown saves.
Out of their 4,779 innings on the field, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (22nd in pro baseball). The Atlanta Braves have gotten 54 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (26th in pro baseball). The Braves have 499 assists, 39 errors and have earned 1,593 putouts during this campaign.
Thus far in his career, Strider has surrendered 132 base hits while totaling 315 K's in 203 frames. He has given up a total of 63 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.002 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.38 and he has gone up against 815 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Strider (18-7 career record) is the owner of a 2.78 ERA and has surrendered 5.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+155)
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