Mets vs Braves Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 17, 2022

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The Atlanta Braves (71-46) will host the New York Mets (75-42), Wednesday at 7:20 PM ET, with the Braves on an eight-game winning run. The Mets will give the start to Max Scherzer (8-2), and the Braves will turn to Jake Odorizzi (4-4).

The Mets are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-152) on the road at the Braves (+130). The game has an over/under of 7.5 runs.

Mets vs. Braves Odds

Run Line

New York Mets (-1.5)

Moneyline

Mets (-152)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -111, Under: -109)

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When, Where, at What Time is Mets vs. Braves

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Stadium: Truist Field

Mets Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tomás Nido 10 Day Injury List Illness
Luis Guillorme 10 Day Injury List Groin
Drew Smith 15 Day Injury List Back
Carlos Carrasco 15 Day Injury List Oblique
Tommy Hunter 15 Day Injury List Back
Joey Lucchesi 60 Day Injury List Elbow
John Curtiss 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Sean Reid-Foley 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tylor Megill 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Eduardo Escobar Day-to-day Upper Body
Jeff McNeil Day-to-day Thumb

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Ehire Adrianza 10 Day Injury List Illness
Orlando Arcia 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Chadwick Tromp 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Darren O’Day 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ozzie Albies 60 Day Injury List Foot
Mike Soroka 60 Day Injury List Achilles
Adam Duvall 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Max Fried 7 Day Injury List Head
Ronald Acuña Jr. Day-to-day Knee
Eddie Rosario Day-to-day Hamstring

Last Time Out: Mets and Braves

Charlie Morton (6.00 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 12 K) was credited with a win in the Braves’ 5-0 victory over the Mets yesterday. Matt Olson led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. R.J. Alvarez (2.00 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 K) was handed the loss for the Mets.

Betting Trends

Mets Betting Records and Team Stats

The Mets have been favorites in 87 games this season and won 61 (70.1%) of those contests. New York has a record of 35-12 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -152 on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Mets have a 60.3% chance to win. New York and its opponents have hit the over in 60 of their 117 games with a total this season. The Mets have an ATS record of 64-53-0 in 117 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso 116 .277 (37) .356 (31) .530 (10) 5.9% (8) 20.2% (78) 9.5% (54)
Francisco Lindor 116 .269 (48) .346 (41) .455 (41) 3.9% (41) 19.3% (68) 9.4% (56)
Brandon Nimmo 108 .267 (56) .353 (36) .415 (83) 2.1% (102) 16.5% (44) 9.2% (64)
Starling Marte 99 .287 (26) .339 (61) .448 (50) 2.8% (82) 19.9% (76) 5.1% (135)
Jeff McNeil 103 .312 (4) .368 (19) .456 (39) 1.8% (114) 13.1% (16) 6.5% (108)

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have come away with eight wins in the 26 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Atlanta has a win-loss record of 1-2 when favored by +130 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Braves have a 43.5% chance of walking away with the win. Atlanta’s games have gone over the total in 60 of their 118 opportunities. The Braves have posted a record of 60-58-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 116 .289 (24) .354 (35) .570 (5) 5.9% (8) 24.2% (112) 7.3% (92)
Matt Olson 118 .252 (82) .337 (64) .495 (20) 4.8% (21) 24.1% (110) 11.0% (33)
Dansby Swanson 118 .294 (21) .351 (39) .458 (38) 3.2% (66) 26.1% (129) 7.6% (89)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 83 .278 (35) .373 (15) .424 (76) 2.7% (87) 22.6% (95) 10.9% (37)
Marcell Ozuna 108 .214 (138) .263 (142) .393 (101) 4.5% (28) 23.9% (109) 6.0% (119)

Mets vs. Braves Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for Mets vs. Braves is the Braves (+130 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we pick the over on 7.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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