Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 16 (8/16): MLB

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 16 (8/16): MLB

Credit: photo by  Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:20 p.m. EST
Braves money line -150
Braves run line -1.5 (+135)
Mets money line +126
Mets run line +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Atlanta Braves  New York Mets
Record 71-46 75-41
Home / road record 38-22 35-22
Last 10 record 7-3 8-2
Streak W7 L1
Over / under record 59-51-7 59-50-7
Runs / game 4.80 4.80
Runs allowed / game 3.97 3.64

 

Preview

The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will play the 2nd game of the series at the loanDepot park on Tuesday. The Braves outscored the Mets 13-1 in the first game of the series. William Contreras and Eddie Rosario hit back-to-back homers off Carlos Carrasco in the second inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. doubled three times and drove in three runs.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves get here with a 71-46 record and have won their last 7 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:  Charlie Morton (5-5, 4.26 ERA)

Morton will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Atlanta. Morton did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing five runs on six hits and one walk over six innings against the Red Sox. He struck out seven. He is 3-5 with an ERA of 3.81 and 77 strikeouts in 16 appearances versus the Mets in his career.

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 75-41 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:  Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.43 ERA)

Walker will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Mets. Walker (10-3) picked up the win in Wednesday's 10-2 rout of the Reds, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out five. He has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 5.54 and 27 strikeouts in 6 appearances versus the Braves in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Mets are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

NY Mets are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the National League.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games against NY Mets.

Atlanta Braves are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Mets coulnd't do much against a stron performance from Strider and the Braves bullpen and were outscored 13-1. For this game the Mets will send Taijuan Walker to the mound who has pounded by the Braves with 8 runs 2 weeks ago. The Braves are on a hot streak and the offense is on fire. Charlie Morton will take the mound who has been up and down this season and has struggled vs Mets taking the loss in both of their 2 meetings this season. Expect another high scoring game as both starters have struggled against these offenses. Take the over.

PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)

Upgrade to View Prediction

Find more sports picks from the top sports bettors and MLB experts all in one place using our iOS and Google Play apps, as well as our other articles at Kingpin.pro.  We are the home for MLB picks, sports picks and sports betting.

MLB expert picks, Expert mlb picks, MLB expert picks today, Expert mlb picks today, Top mlb picks for today, Expert mlb picks free, MLB expert picks against the spread.

Winnings $97,650
last 30 days winnings $26,030
Yesterday winnings $0
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 1511 - 1298 - 105
Winnings % 51%
Winnings $89,885
last 30 days winnings $6,040
Yesterday winnings ($290)
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 780 - 525 - 14
Winnings % 58%