Mets vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 4/14/23

Oakland Athletics (3-10) vs New York Mets (7-6)

Game Info: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

James Kaprielian (0-1) (11.17) vs Kodai Senga (2-0) (1.59)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +165 / New York Mets -200 --- Over/Under: 8 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 on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Mets Preview

The New York Mets are 7-6 this season and they have won four of their last six games. New York is coming off of a series win against San Diego, where they won two out of the three games played. The New York pitching staff has a 4.14 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average this year. The Mets offense has scored 51 runs with a .218 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .250 with six home runs and 12 RBI’s for the Mets. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Kodai Senga, who is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 11.1 innings pitched this year. 

Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 3-10 this season and they have lost seven of their last eight games. Oakland is coming off of a series loss against Baltimore, where they lost three out of the four game played in the series. The Oakland pitching staff has a 7.65 ERA, a 1.66 WHIP, and a .286 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 51 runs with a .231 batting average and a .300 on base percentage this year. Ramon Laureano is batting .227 with two home runs and four RBI’s for the Athletics. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is James Kaprielian, who is 0-1 with an 11.17 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP over 9.2 innings pitched this season.

Trends

New York is 40-18 in their last 58 game one’s of a series and 3-7 in their last 10 road games. The under is 4-1 in New York’s last 5 games. Oakland is 22-46 in their last 68 games and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 8-1-1 in Oakland’s last 10 games. The over is 9-1 in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

Pick

Oakland has struggled to start the season and they have the worst team ERA in all of baseball, while New York has played better in recent games. The Mets have not hit the ball very well, but they should find plenty of offense against this Oakland pitching staff. The Athletics are starting James Kaprielian, who allowed seven earned runs over 4.2 innings against the Rays in his last start. I like the Mets -1.5 in this game. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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