Atlanta Braves vs New York Knicks Game 1 5/1/2023 Analysis, Predictions and Picks
The Atlanta Braves are set to take on the New York Mets in a doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Citi Field in Flushing Queens, following a rain delay in New York. Atlanta is in great form, with an 18-9 overall record, an 11-2 away record, and a lead in the NL East with three games ahead of the Mets. The Braves won four of their last five games, with a +43 run difference for the season. The Braves won the series opener against the Mets on Friday, with SP Max Fried pitching brilliantly, allowing no runs on three hits in 5.0 innings pitched.
The Braves scored four runs in the first five innings, with Matt Olson driving in three runs, including a three-run home run. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Michael Harris also scored one run each. Atlanta’s starting pitcher for game 1 of the doubleheader is Spencer Strider, who has an impressive 3-0 record with a 1.80 ERA. In his last start against the Miami Marlins on April 24, 2023, Strider posted a stunning 0.25 WHIP and struck out 13 batters in 8.0 innings pitched, resulting in an 11-0 win for the Braves.
- Atlanta is 5-0 SU in their last 5 outings with the New York Mets.
- The Atlanta Braves are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
- The total went OVER in 8 of Atlanta’s last 11 games on the road against the Mets.
Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Game 1 5/1/2023 Analysis, Predictions and Picks
In hopes of breaking their five out of six-game losing streak, the New York Mets will take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Mets currently stand in second place, three games behind the Braves, with an overall record of 15-12. They have split their first ten home games and have a run difference of +8 this season.
Due to the weather conditions, the Mets only had one pitcher, David Peterson, who gave up four runs on five hits through five innings pitched, resulting in their loss. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets’ batting unit with an average of .330 and a team-high 31 hits in 26 games played. Francisco Lindor has also been impressive for New York with 22 hits, four home runs, and eighteen runs scored. Meanwhile, Pete Alonzo has contributed to the Mets’ offense with his record of 10 home runs and 25 RBIs in 27 games played this season. Denyl Reyes will be starting for the Mets in the first game of the doubleheader on Monday. In his last start against Boston on May 28th, Reyes allowed only one earned run and struck out a batter with a solid 1.36 WHIP in 3.20 IP. The Mets will be looking to turn things around and grab a win against the Braves.
- The total went OVER in 8 of the New York Mets’ last 11 games at home against Atlanta.
- The NY Mets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
- The Mets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NL East Division.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta -200. The Braves are playing the best baseball just recently and will come fresh on Monday after a few days of rest. Atlanta will be sending a better starter on the mound and that will make a big difference in game 1. Watch Strider of the Braves control the ball facing the Mets’ batters. Prediction: Atlanta will win 7-1.
MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET
Location: Citi Field in Flushing Queens, New York
Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -200
MLB Totals: 8.5