New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 8-16-22

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The New York Mets (75-41) will play against the Atlanta Braves (71-46) in Game 2 of 3 of the NL East Division at Truist Park in Atlanta on Tuesday at 7:20 PM ET.


New York took the lead at 75-41 in the National League East Division with a .647 team percentage after acquiring a total of 553 runs while allowing 432 for a +121 run difference throughout the season.


The Mets lost game 1 of a series to the Braves at a terrible 1-13 score on Monday after beating the Phillies with a 2-1 standing over the weekend.


2B Jeff McNeil owned the solo run scored by New York from four hits in 4 at-bats in defeat while starter Carlos Carrasco lasted for just 2.0 frames after giving away 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and a walk but struck out one batter of Atlanta in the losing effort.   


First Baseman Pete Alonzo topped the batting unit for the Mets with his 21 homers, 97 RBIs, and a .281 batting average record for the year.


2B Jeff McNeil reinforced the offense of New York with a team-leading batting average of .307, an on-base percentage of .364, and slugging .448 throughout the season.


The New York ball club will be appointing righty Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.43 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 85 Ks) to take on the mound to start versus Atlanta on Tuesday night.


The right-handed thrower pitched for 110.1 innings with 101 hits, 31 BBs, and 9 home runs allowed in his MLB career this year.


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New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 8/16/2022


The Atlanta Braves took 2nd place at 71-46 in the National League East Division with a team percentage of .607 and 4.5 games behind the NY Mets after tallying 570 runs while wasting 461 for a run difference of +109 this year.


The Braves beat the rival team of the Mets with a stunning 13-1 score in the series opener on Monday after eliminating the Marlins in a four-game series by a sweep over the weekend.


RF Ronald Acuña Jr. intensified the offense for Atlanta with a two-run score on a triple and three RBIs in five at-bats while SP Spencer Strider finished 5.0 frames with just 3 hits, 1 earned run, and a walk allowed but wrung up 4 NY hitters in the victory.   


Third Baseman Austin Riley hit 30 long balls and completed 74 RBIs with a team-high .292 batting average in augmenting the offense for the Braves while adding a team-leading OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .578 for the season.


1B Matt Olson pitched in a team-high 75 RBIs with 24 long balls and a batting average of .250 to enhance the offense for Atlanta.


Right-hander Charlie Morton (5-5, 4.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 141 Ks) will be starting for the Braves in game 2 of a series against the Mets on Tuesday evening.


Morton relinquished 104 hits, 18 long balls, and 44 free bases after finishing 122.2 innings in the major league this season.        


New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this contest is Atlanta -125. The Braves are the better team here with six out of their last six overall while winning all four matches facing a rival from the NL East this season.


The Mets struggled after losing five of their last seven road outings against a strong opponent while their starter Taijuan Walker had difficulty controlling the ball against Atlanta batters after conceding eight runs on seven hits in just one inning pitched ending to a disgusting 6-9 defeat.


Prediction: The Atlanta Braves will win 5-3.


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New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 8/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET


Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA


Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022          




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -125         


MLB Totals: 9.5


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