New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 6 (8/6): MLB
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- Aug 6, 2022, 2:48:52 AM
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|Time||1:10 p.m. EST|
|Braves money line||+110|
|Braves run line||+1.5 (-185)|
|Mets money line||-130|
|Mets run line||-1.5 (+160)|
|Over / under||6.5|
|Atlanta Braves||New York Mets|
|Road / home record||27-21||32-18|
|Last 10 record||6-4||8-2|
|Over / under record||54-49-4||55-45-6|
|Runs / game||4.80||4.69|
|Runs allowed / game||3.91||3.74|
The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will play the 3rd game of the series at the Citi Field on Saturday. The Braves took the win 9-6 on Friday's game and tied the series 1-1. Acuña matched his career high with four hits and robbed Pete Alonso of a two-run homer.
The Braves get here with a 64-43 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.80 runs per game. They're batting for .249 AVG, 500 runs scored in 888 hits and 161 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Austin Riley is leading the team with 29 home runs and 68 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .300.
Defensively they are allowing 3.91 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Max Fried leads the pitching staff with a 2.58 ERA, 122 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Braves.
Probable Pitcher: Max Fried (10-3, 2.58 ERA)
Fried will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for Atlanta. Fried struck out five in seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits and two walks in a 1-0 win Sunday against Arizona. He did not factor into the decision. He has a 5-4 record with an ERA of 2.85 and 87 strikeouts in 18 appearances versus the Mets in his career.
New York Mets
The Mets get here with a 67-39 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.69 runs per game. They're batting for .256 AVG, 483 runs scored in 897 hits and 104 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league tied with the Atlanta Braves. Jeff McNeil is batting for .302 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 28 home runs and 88 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.74 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.61 ERA, 121 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded with the NY Mets.
Probable Pitcher: Max Scherzer (7-2, 2.13 ERA)
Scherzer will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Mets. Scherzer earned the win over Washington on Monday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters over 6.2 innings. He is 11-9 with an ERA of 3.77 and 194 strikeouts in 28 appearances versus the Braves in his career.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets.
Atlanta Braves are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the National League.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games against Atlanta.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home.
Both offenses continue to stay hot and have combined for 25 runs in the first two games but with these pitching matchup we can expect them slow down. Max Fried will get the ball for the Braves who's having a great season and is coming from pitching 7 scoreless innings against the Dbacks. He held the Mets to 2 runs across 6 innings earlier this season. The Mets will send Max Scherzer to the mound who has been great in his return allowing 2 runs or less in each of the last 6 games and dominated the Braves the last time holding them to only 1 run across 7 innings. Both starters should perform well on the mound so expect a low scoring game. Take the under.
PICK: Under 6.5 (-110)
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