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New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The Atlanta Braves (36-24) and New York Mets (30-31) will face off at Truist Park on Thursday. The Braves trounced the Mets on Tuesday with a six-run outburst in game one of their series. With an average of 5.1 runs scored per game, Atlanta is fourth in the MLB. The Braves entered this series with a two-game winning streak and were first in the NL East. In the odds for this clash, New York is opening at +155 while Atlanta is at -180. There are a total of eight. The anticipated starters are Justin Verlander and Spencer Strider.

The Braves of Atlanta In his 12th game, Charlie Morton takes the mound. Morton has tossed 64.2 innings this season and has a 5-6 record. Morton has 72 strikeouts and a 3.62 ERA. Morton’s most recent start saw him go 7 innings while allowing 3 earned runs on 6 hits. The Atlanta Braves are often outscored by four runs each game.

This season, New York has walked 207 times while striking out 456 times for a slugging percentage of.393. They have a 0.239 team batting average in addition to their 481 base hits and 253 runs batted in this season. The Mets are responsible for 78 two-baggers and 71 balls that have been hit out of the park as a team. They have a collective OBP of 0.318 and have scored 262 runs. The New York Mets are currently in 20th place in Major League Baseball with a team average of 4.3 runs per game.

The Mets are 23rd in the league regarding team ERA with 512 hitters on base. The Mets’ pitchers are 16th in the league with 276 runs and 81 home runs allowed. This season, their pitching staff has already struck out 218 opponents, and as a team, they have a 4.76 FIP. New York has given up 494 base hits (8.4 per nine innings) and 266 earned runs. The pitching staff as a whole has a 2.35 K/BB ratio and a WHIP of 1.35.

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The New York Mets recorded less than 500 going into this series. The Mets’ previous 10 games have only resulted in victories four times. New York has lost four straight games by a combined score of 17-9. The average number of runs scored by the Mets is 4.3. New York, which has a terrible road record, will host game three of this series.

Max Scherzer, a pitcher for the New York Mets, will take the mound for the eleventh time. Scherzer has pitched 47.2 innings this season and has a 5-2 record. Scherzer has 48 strikeouts and a 3.21 ERA. Scherzer pitched 14 innings across his last two appearances, giving up two earned runs on 11 hits. Every game, the New York Mets give up 4.5 runs

With a team slugging percentage of.462 and an average of 5.05 runs per game, the Braves rank seventh in baseball. They have hit 107 doubles, walked 199 times, and scored 303 runs. Atlanta has 98 home runs and 292 RBIs so far this season. They have accumulated 527 base hits overall and 514 strikeouts, which ranks them 20th in MLB. The Atlanta Braves are responsible for this season’s batting average of.259 and OBP of.331.

Despite giving up 238 runs this season, the Atlanta pitching staff’s team ERA is 3.66 (216 earned runs surrendered). They are ranked eighth in the league with 56 home runs and 4.03 runs allowed per nine innings. The Braves’ WHIP is 1.266 and their FIP is 3.78 this year. The ratio of strikeouts to walks is 9.60 (565 strikeouts to 196 free passes). They have the fifth-best pitching staff in MLB with 476 total hits allowed.

Atlanta has employed relievers to enter the game in 29 save opportunities and made 17 saves. They have used 200 bullpen relievers this season, and with a 58.6% save rate, they are now placed 20th in MLB. They have used their bullpen relievers 65 times in high-stress situations and 52 times with base runners in the game. Atlanta’s relievers or 35.9% have scored the 78 inherited base runners. There are now 69 save opportunities for the Braves, 40 holds, and 12 failed saves.

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. The New York Mets will feature their best pitcher on the mound Max Scherzer on Thursday. Scherzer has been solid in two straight starts but that won’t help much if the Mets cannot produce runs. The Atlanta Braves show value at home but the play to look at is in the total. Expect a pitcher’s duel to close out this series. Prediction: The Atlanta Braves win but the play is on the under 4-2.

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM (EDT)

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia 

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023


MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -175 

MLB Totals: 8.5


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