Atlanta Braves at New York Mets - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets - 8/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (66-38) vs Atlanta Braves (63-42)

Game Info: Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Taijuan Walker (9-2) (2.79) vs Ian Anderson (9-6) (4.99)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -135 / Atlanta Braves +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Citi Field in New York City. In the first game of this series it was the Mets that were able to secure the 6-4 victory. 

The Braves come into this game with a 63-43 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games the offense only scored five runs total and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. The Braves have had strong pitching and offense all season. The Braves offense is averaging 4.76 runs per game which is fourth best in the league. Austin Riley is having a big season hitting 29 home runs and driving in 68 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mets who sit with a 67-38 record overall and every win now is key for them as they try to win the National League East. The Mets have won two games in a row and the offense is picking up at the right time. The Mets also have one of the best offenses and pitching staffs in the league. The Mets are only giving up 3.75 runs per game which is 4th best in all of baseball. Pete Alonso has hit 28 home runs and driven in 88 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Braves is Ian Anderson who sits with a 9-6 record and an ERA of 4.99 In his last start against the Diamondbacks he went six innings giving up one hit and zero runs. 

The Mets are 8-1 in their last nine games on grass. The over is 5-0-1 in the Braves last six road games. The over is 6-1-1 in the Braves last eight games against the National League East. The under is 4-0 in Walker’s last four starts during Game 2 of a series. 

Anderson is coming off a strong start, but he has given up plenty of runs this season sitting with an ERA of 4.99. The Mets have one of the top offenses in the league and they are going to run up the score here. The Braves are going to have no answer and the Mets are going to get it done. Back the Mets.

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