New York Mets VS Atlanta Braves

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Wednesday

09/18/2020

FSSO, SNY

Spread: Atlanta Braves -151

Over/Under: 8.5

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Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets 9/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Atlanta Braves will visit the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York City, New York on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 7:10 P.M, ET. This is game 1 of a 3-game National League series. The Mets are coming off a series win against the Phillies with a 2-1 standing while the Braves fell short against the Orioles with only a game 2 win in their 3-game set. The Braves are 4th in the National League with a record of 29-21 and are 1st in the NL East Division.

The squad is having trouble with consistency as of late resulting to a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. They lost against the Orioles with a score of 5-1 in their last game. Travis d’Arnaud led the offense with 2 hits while Freddie Freeman had 1 hit and scored Atlanta’s only point with a balk in the 6th inning. Cole Hamels picked up the loss allowing 3 earned runs in just 3.1 innings. Freddie Freeman is their best offensive player with 63 hits and 46 RBIs while batting at an average of .352 while Adam Duvall has 15 bombs this season. The Braves have one of the best offenses this season with a team BAA of .268 which is 4th in the league and have a total of 286 runs this season. Their bullpen is in the lower half of the league with a 4.61 team ERA in 17th place. Max Fried will start for the Braves in the 1st game. Fried is 6-0 with a 1.98 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets Predictions 9/18/2020

The Mets took down the Phillies with back-to-back wins after dropping game 1. The squad had a 10-6 in game 3 of the series. The Phillies led 6-3 after 2 innings but they blew the game with New York getting 7 runs in the 6th up to the 9th innings to steal the win. Dominic Smith and Brandon Nimmo led the team to victory with Smith getting 3 hits and 2 RBIs while Nimmo had 3 hits and a solo homer in the 9th. Robinson Cano had 2 hits with 4 RBIs including a 2 run homer in the 9th. Pete Alonso adds 1 hit and 1 solo homer of his own in the 6th. Justin Wilson got the win after pitching 0.1 scoreless innings. Michael Conforto leads the team with 63 hits with a BAA of .341 while Dominic Smith has 40 RBIs and Pete Alonso made 12 homers. The Mets are 19th place in pitching with a team ERA of 4.73 while having the best record in the league in terms of hitting with a team BAA of .280 with 252 total runs made. The Mets are 11th in the National League with a 23-27 record and are 4th in the NL East Division. Steven Matz will start for the Mets in game 1 of the series.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets. MLB’s pick for the opening game is the Atlanta Braves -151. Fried is fresh off from the injured list but he is doing well despite that with only 3 earned runs in 5 innings in his last game. On the other side, Matz can’t get anything going on the mound with 19 earned runs allowed in 11.2 innings. This spells trouble against the Braves who are one of the top offensive teams this season. Atlanta is 8-3 in their last 11 games on the road. Atlanta will control the field to a predicted score of 6-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 P.M ET

Location: Citi Field, New York City, New York

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: FSSO, SNY

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -151

MLB Total: 8.5

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