Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB
- Aug 15, 2022, 2:54:23 AM
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|Time||7:20 p.m. EST|
|Braves money line||-145|
|Braves run line||-1.5 (+135)|
|Mets money line||+122|
|Mets run line||+1.5 (-160)|
|Over / under||8|
|Atlanta Braves||New York Mets|
|Home / road record||37-22||35-21|
|Last 10 record||7-3||8-2|
|Over / under record||58-51-7||58-50-7|
|Runs / game||4.80||4.80|
|Runs allowed / game||3.97||3.64|
The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will play the 4th game of the series at the loanDepot park on Sunday. The Braves swept the Marlins in their last series while the Mets beat 2 of 3 times the Phillies. The Mets 8-4 against the Braves this season.
The Braves get here with a 70-46 record and have won their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.81 runs per game. They're batting for .250 AVG, 539 runs scored in 955 hits and 170 home runs, ranking #3 in offense in the league behind the NY Yankees. Austin Riley is leading the team with 30 home runs and 74 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .300.
Defensively they are allowing 3.97 runs per game and rank #7 in the league. Max Fried leads the pitching staff with a 2.60 ERA, 127 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Braves.
Probable Pitcher: Spencer Strider (6-4, 3.11 ERA)
Strider will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Atlanta. Strider allowed four runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over 2.2 innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Mets. He has a 1-1 record with an ERA of 5.59 and 13 strikeouts in 4 appearances against the Mets in his career.
New York Mets
The Mets get here with a 75-40 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.80 runs per game. They're batting for .259 AVG, 544 runs scored in 992 hits and 115 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Jeff McNeil is batting for .307 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 29 home runs and 96 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.64 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.39 ERA, 123 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the NY Mets.
Probable Pitcher: Carlos Carrasco (13-4, 3.69 ERA)
Carrasco will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Mets. Carrasco earned the win Tuesday after he pitched 6.2 innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out nine versus the Reds. He has a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 3.43 and 18 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Braves in his career.
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Atlanta are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games against NY Mets.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home.
Two of the best teams in the National League will meet again and so far this season the Mets have the lead 8-4 in the last 12 head to head games. For this game the Mets will send Carlos Carrasco to the mound woh has been pretty solid lately and the Mets have won in his last 7 starts including the 6-4 win vs Braves on August 4. The Braves are on a hot streak but lost against the Mets in the last series. Spencer Strider will take the mound who having a good season but lost against the Mets in his last start. Strider has been solid at home this season so expect him to have a better performance this time. Take the Braves.
PICK: Braves ML(-145)
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