New York Mets at Oakland Athletics - 9/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets at Oakland Athletics - 9/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics (55-95) vs New York Mets (95-56)

Game Info: Friday, September 23, 2022 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Cole Irvin (9-11) (3.79) vs Chris Bassitt (14-8) (3.32)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +200 / New York Mets -240 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of their series at Oakland Coliseum on Friday night.

The New York Mets are 95-56 this season and have won six of their last seven games. New York is coming off of a series win against Milwaukee, where they won two out of the three games played. The New York pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average this season. The Mets offense has scored 709 runs with a .257 batting average and a .331 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .265 with 37 home runs and 121 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is Chris Bassitt, who is 14-8 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 171 innings pitched this season.

The Oakland Athletics are 55-95 this season and have won three of their last five games. Oakland is coming off of a series win against Seattle, where they won two out of the three games played in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 4.54 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 524 runs with a .216 batting average and a .281 on base percentage this year. Seth Brown is batting .227 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI’s for the Athletics this season. The projected starter for Oakland is Cole Irvin, who is 9-11 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP over 166.1 innings pitched this season.

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New York is 6-1 in their last 7 games and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in New York’s last 7 road games. Oakland is 13-39 in their last 52 game one’s of a series and 5-18 in their last 23 Friday games. The under is 3-0-1 in Oakland’s last 4 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

New York continues to hold a slim lead in the NL East over the Braves and should be able to win this series against a bad Oakland team. Oakland is starting Cole Irvin, who has allowed 15 earned runs over his last 18.2 innings pitched. For the Mets, Chris Bassitt has allowed six runs over his last 16.2 innings pitched. I am taking the over in this game.

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