Mets vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 4/15/23

Oakland Athletics (3-11) vs New York Mets (8-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Shintaro Fujinami (0-2) (17.55) vs Carlos Carrasco (0-2) (11.42)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +150 / New York Mets -180 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets will play the Oakland Athletics in Game 2 of their series on Saturday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Mets Preview

The New York Mets are 8-6 this season and they have won three of their last four games. New York won Game 1 of this series by a score of 17-6 on Friday night. The New York pitching staff has a 4.30 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average this year. The Mets offense has scored 68 runs with a .224 batting average and a .347 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .269 with six home runs and 12 RBI’s for the Mets. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Carlos Carrasco, who is 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP over 8.2 innings pitched this season.

Athletics Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 3-11 this season and they have lost eight of their last nine games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Oakland lost three out of four games in their series against Baltimore. The Oakland pitching staff has an 8.34 ERA, a 1.77 WHIP, and a .287 opponent batting average. The Athletics offense has scored 57 runs with a .239 batting average and a .307 on base percentage this season. Shea Langeliers is batting .250 with three home runs and six RBI’s for the Athletics. The projected starting pitcher for Oakland is Shintaro Fujinami, who is 0-2 with a 17.55 ERA and a 2.25 WHIP over 6.2 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

New York is 20-8 in their last 28 Saturday games and 3-5 in their last 8 interleague road games. The over is 17-5-1 in New York’s last 23 road games. Oakland is 22-47 in their last 69 games and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 3-0-1 in Oakland’s last 4 game two’s of a series. New York is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Pick

The Mets are coming off of a big win in Game 1 of this series, while Oakland continues to struggle with their pitching. The Athletics will hope Shintaro Fujinami can stop the bleeding, but he has allowed 13 runs in two starts this year. New York is going with Carlos Carrasco, who has had his own issues this season. Carrasco has allowed 11 runs over 8.2 innings pitched so far this season. I like the over in this game. 

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

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