Mets vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/12

Mets vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets

Get ready for an exciting showdown as the Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets at Citi Field. With both teams eager to claim victory, this game promises high-stakes baseball action.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 12, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Citi Field, Queens, New York
  • Coverage: ESPN
  • Line: ATL -125
  • Over/Under: 7.5

Team Breakdown:

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves come into this game with a strong 23-12 record, demonstrating their ability to compete at a high level. With a well-rounded roster and recent success, the Braves are poised to continue their winning ways against the Mets.

Pitching Analysis:

Bryce Elder takes the mound for the Braves, aiming to build on his performances and provide stability for his team. While Elder's numbers may not be eye-popping, he has the potential to deliver a solid outing and keep the Mets' offense in check.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.313 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (38 RBI)

With key contributors like Marcell Ozuna leading the charge, the Braves' offense has the firepower to score runs and provide run support for their pitching staff.

New York Mets:

The New York Mets, with an 18-19 record, find themselves in a competitive division race. Hosting the Braves at home, the Mets are determined to bounce back from their recent loss and secure a much-needed win.

Pitching Analysis:

Luis Severino gets the start for the Mets, boasting a solid 2-2 record and a 2.93 ERA. Severino has the talent and experience to stifle opposing hitters and give the Mets a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Pete Alonso (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Starling Marte (.263 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brandon Nimmo (25 RBI)

With players like Pete Alonso and Starling Marte leading the way, the Mets' offense has the potential to generate runs and challenge the Braves' pitching staff.

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
ATL (23-12) -125 o7.5 (-120) -1.5 (+140)
NYM (18-19) +105 u7.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-165)

Prediction:

In what is expected to be a closely contested matchup, we predict the Atlanta Braves to come out on top against the New York Mets. Here's why:

The Braves, riding a wave of momentum and facing a Mets team with some key players on the injury report, have the edge in this matchup. With a potent offense led by Marcell Ozuna, the Braves have the ability to score runs in bunches and put pressure on the Mets' pitching staff.

On the mound, while Bryce Elder may not have the most impressive stats, he has shown flashes of potential and could deliver a strong performance against the Mets' lineup. With the Braves firing on all cylinders, they have the depth and talent to secure a crucial victory on the road.

Pick: Atlanta Braves ML

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