Free MLB Pick: Mets vs. Braves Odds
Looking for New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Mets taking on the Braves on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Mets-Braves free pick.
2022 MLB Handicapping
(75-40) New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves (70-46)
Date: Wednesday, August 17th 2022
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer (NYM) vs. Jake Odorizzi (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +120 | Braves -142
MLB run line Betting Odds: Mets +1.5 Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves will play game three of their four-game set this Monday evening.
The Braves come into this one as the favorites with the total opening at 8. Mets manager Buck Showalter will send Mad Max to the mound, while Braves skipper Brian Snitker will give Jake Odorizzi the home start.
New York Mets
New York comes into this series with a 75-40 record, and they sit five games atop the NL East. While the outcome of this series may alter that margin, the Mets look like the team to beat in the division. The Mets hold one of the best records in the league against the spread, going 64-51 so far this season, while posting a 57-49-9 over-under record.
Max Scherzer will get the ball for Wednesday for New York. The 3x Cy Young winner has been dialed in since his return from the DL, and he looks postseason ready. Scherzer has posted a 8-2 record, with a 1.93 ERA and 126 strikeouts.
Mad Max bottled the Braves up earlier this month, going seven full shutout innings, while fanning eleven batters. Another good start from Scherzer could lead to another light night for Edwin Diaz and the Mets bullpen.
The Mets have matched their intensity on the mound behind the plate as well this season. New York ranks fourth in batting average (.259) and runs (552), while ranking second in on base percentage (330).
Heading into this one, the Atlanta Braves have an overall record of 70-46, and their winners of six straight. When playing on the road, the team has gone 32-20. In the NL East division, Atlanta currently sits 2nd So far, the team has gone 65-57 vs the runline. The Braves’ over-under record is 58-53-5.
Jake Odorizzi will make his first home start for the Braves Wednesday. Odorizzi was brought over the Astros at the deadline, and his first two starts haven’t gone peachy. The tenth-year pitcher has posted a 4-4 record, with a 3.80 ERA, and 56 strikeouts.
An Odorizzi outing likely means the Braves bullpen will have an active night. Atlanta’s relief corps currently holds a 3.29 ERA, which is good for 7th in the majors.
Atlanta has been very productive and powerful at the plate this season, ranking second in home runs (168), third in slugging percentage (.441), and runs scored (531).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. National League East.
- Braves are 9-7 in their last 16 vs. National League East.
- Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: Mets to Win
This series has a playoff feel and we are here for it. The Mets will come in this game with a distinct advantage on the mound, and despite a change of locations, their April 6th matchup was a tell tale. Atlanta may find it hard to get anything going on Mad Max, and we’re riding with the Mets Mafia tonight
Take the Met’s moneyline with Max going tonight,
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Mets ML
If you’re looking for more MLB picks like New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves matchup, we’ll be providing 4* free MLB plays on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free MLB Baseball picks!
Register here for a FREE MLB Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!