New York Mets at Atlanta Braves - 8/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (70-46) vs New York Mets (75-40)

Game Info: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Spencer Strider (6-4) (3.11) vs Carlos Carrasco (13-4) (3.76)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -152 / New York Mets +130 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their series at Truist Park on Monday night.

The New York Mets are 75-40 this season and have won eight of their last nine games. New York is coming off of a series win against Philadelphia, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The New York pitching staff has a 3.45 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this season. The Mets offense has scored 552 runs with a .259 batting average and a .330 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .281 with 29 home runs and 97 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is Carlos Carrasco, who is 13-4 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 124.1 innings pitched this season.

The Atlanta Braves are 70-46 this season and have won six games in a row. Atlanta is coming off of a series win against Miami, where they won all four games played. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.63 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .232 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 557 runs with a .251 batting average and a .315 on base percentage this year. Matt Olson is batting .250 with 24 home runs and 75 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Spencer Strider, who is 6-4 with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 89.2 innings pitched this season.

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New York is 8-0 in their last 8 Monday games and 39-15 in their last 54 games against the NL East. The over is 7-3-1 in New York’s last 11 Monday games. Atlanta is 4-1 in their last 5 game one’s of a series and 49-24 in their last 73 home games. The over is 3-0-1 in Atlanta’s last 4 game one’s of a series. New York is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

New York comes into this series with a 5.5 game lead over the Braves in the NL East. Both teams have played very well this season and have strung more than a few wins together recently. New York is starting Carlos Carrasco, who has allowed five runs in his last five outings. For the Braves, Spencer Strider has allowed six runs in his last 15.1 innings pitched. The Mets are underdogs in this game and I like them here with Carrasco on the mound.

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