Mets vs Braves Odds & Picks (Aug 16)

Mets vs Braves Odds & Picks (Aug 16)

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso celebrating scoring a run

Aug 14, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) reacts after scoring in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets and Braves continue a four-game set on Tuesday night
New York currently has a 5.5-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East
Find the Mets vs Braves odds, preview, and picks below

The National League East-leading New York Mets (75-40, 35-21 away) continue a very crucial four-game series with the Atlanta Braves (70-46, 37-22 home) on Tuesday, August 16th. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:20 PM ET at Truist Park.

The Mets will be hoping Taijuan Walker can give them a quality outing here, while the Braves hand the ball to Charlie Morton, the hard-throwing veteran.

Mets vs Braves Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
New York Mets
+122
+1.5 (-160)
Ov 8.5 (-110)
Atlanta Braves
-145
-1.5 (+135)
Un 8.5 (-110)

Odds as of August 15th at Caesars Sportsbook. Get Caesars Sportsbook bonus code.

 

 

The Braves may be a -145 favorite for this contest, but New York has won five of the last six against their rivals. The Mets are also at -1000 in the NL East Odds.

New York vs Atlanta Probable Pitchers

Walker is having a decent year for the Mets. He’s compiled a 10-3 record in 20 starts, striking out 85 in 110.1 innings and walking 30 while owning a 3.43 ERA. Last time out, the righty went six innings and allowed two earned runs against the Cincinnati Reds as he ultimately earned the win.

Taijuan Walker, Wicked 88mph Splitter. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/Cov9iH5zJE

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 10, 2022

However, the start before that saw Walker get absolutely lit up by none other than the Braves. The 30-year-old lasted one inning and surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits and two homers. Atlanta will have fond memories of hitting Walker around, but he’ll be looking to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

Walker vs Morton

10-3
Record
5-5
3.43
ERA
4.26
110.1
Innings Pitched
122.2
85
Strikeouts
141
30
BB
44

Morton has always been a pretty consistent guy, but he’s not having the best campaign in 2022. The vet is just 5-5 with a 4.26 ERA. Although he’s struck out 141 in 122.2 innings, Morton has allowed 18 homers in his 22 starts and 44 walks.

Charlie Morton, Sick 82mph Knuckle Curve (3,188 RPMs). 🤒 pic.twitter.com/vBrOoDlqGq

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 10, 2022

His last outing wasn’t pretty, either. Morton gave up five earned across six innings against Boston at Fenway, including three bombs. The 38-year-old settled for a no-decision. He had almost a carbon copy line versus the Mets on July 13th, too.

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New York is Hot

The Mets are truly playing fantastic baseball at the moment. Heading into Monday’s game, they’re 8-2 in their last 10 games and just took two out of three from the Phillies, shutting them out in back-to-back contests while also scoring seven runs.

Put the ball in play. Made things happen. #LGM pic.twitter.com/cPWKYgxvIN

— New York Mets (@Mets) August 15, 2022

The offense is clicking on all cylinders with a team average of .259, the fourth-best in the Majors. New York is also scoring 4.8 runs per game, which ranks third. On the mound, Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt, and Max Scherzer are leading the charge, while Walker is also solid on some nights.

Braves Trending Upwards

If you thought the Mets were hot, think again. The defending World Series champs are winners of six in a row ahead of Monday, sweeping the Red Sox and Marlins in the process. They also got some fantastic news on Sunday, with Mike Soroka on the verge of returning. He was arguably their best pitcher before tearing his Achilles in 2020.

Save number 2️⃣7️⃣ for @[email protected] | #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/ECQKzVR4cz

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 14, 2022

With an already strong rotation of Max Fried, Kyle Wright, Morton, and Spencer Strider, adding Soroka to the mix is a scary sight. Atlanta still has Jake Odorizzi as well. This series with New York is absolutely huge for the Braves if another NL East crown is going to be in the cards. They need some wins here.

NYM vs ATL – Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
08/07/22
Mets
Braves
NYM, 5-2
08/06/22
Mets
Braves
NYM, 6-2
08/06/22
Mets
Braves
NYM, 8-5
08/05/22
Mets
Braves
ATL, 9-6
08/04/22
Mets
Braves
NYM, 6-4
07/13/22
Braves
Mets
NYM, 7-3
07/12/22
Braves
Mets
ATL, 4-1
07/11/22
Braves
Mets
NYM, 4-1
05/04/22
Mets
Braves
ATL, 9-2
05/03/22
Mets
Braves
NYM, 3-0

Mets vs Braves Pick

Morton pitches much better at home as opposed to on the road, but his ERA is above seven in two appearances against the Mets this season. Yes, Walker did not do well vs. Atlanta earlier in the month, but New York at +122 seems too good to pass up.

Pick: Mets (+122)

 

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Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He is a full-time associate editor at ClutchPoints by day, where he writes about soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and more. At night, Quinn is a frequent contributor at SBD.

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