Mets Vs Braves: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2022

Written By Staff on August 5, 2022

A pair of MLB’s best sluggers square off when the New York Mets (67-38) and the Atlanta Braves (62-43) play at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Citi Field. Pete Alonso has 29 home runs (fourth in league) for the Mets, and Austin Riley ranks fourth with 29 round-trippers for the Braves. New York (-139 to win) has Taijuan Walker set to start, while Atlanta (+118) counters Ian Anderson.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Mets vs Braves Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Walker (NYM) Pitcher Anderson (ATL)
9 – 2 W/L 9 – 6
103.1 IP 101.0
2.79 ERA 4.99
1.132 WHIP 1.505
7 K/9 8
2.4 BB/9 4.4

Mets Probable Starter Taijuan Walker

  • Walker will try to claim his 10th win when he gets the start for the Mets, his 19th of the season. He is 9-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Sunday against the Miami Marlins, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old has a 2.79 ERA and 7 strikeouts per nine innings in 18 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .231 to opposing hitters.
  • Walker enters the game with 10 quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will face a Braves offense that ranks fourth in the league with 503 runs while batting .248 as a unit. It has a collective .441 slugging percentage (third in MLB action) and has hit a total of 162 home runs (second in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Walker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Robbie Grossman 13 .308 4 1 2 .357 .972
Dansby Swanson 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Riley 6 .500 3 1 3 .500 1.500
Marcell Ozuna 5 .200 1 0 0 .429 .829
Ronald Acuña Jr. 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Guillermo Heredia 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Matt Olson 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Eddie Rosario 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
William Contreras 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • The Braves will hand the ball to Anderson (9-6) for his 21st start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.99, a 1.837 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.505 in 20 games this season.
  • He has five quality starts in 20 chances this season.
  • The Mets have scored 498 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They have 920 hits, fifth in baseball, with 110 home runs (15th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Anderson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 10 .200 2 0 0 .200 .500
Starling Marte 10 .200 2 0 0 .385 .585
Jeff McNeil 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Francisco Lindor 9 .111 1 0 0 .273 .384
James McCann 9 .556 5 1 1 .600 1.600
Luis Guillorme 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Daniel Vogelbach 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Tyler Naquin 4 .250 1 0 1 .400 .900
Brandon Nimmo 3 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Tomás Nido 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have won 68.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (53-24).
  • New York has a 33-14 record (winning 70.2% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -139 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Mets have an implied win probability of 58.2%.
  • New York has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 105 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 54 of those games (54-45-6).
  • The Mets have a 57-48-0 record against the spread this season (covering 54.3% of the time).
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Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves have entered the game as underdogs 22 times this season and won seven, or 31.8%, of those games.
  • Atlanta is 1-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +118 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 45.9% chance of a victory for the Braves.
  • So far this season, Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 53 of their 106 games with a total.
  • The Braves are 52-54-0 against the spread in their 106 chances this season.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Alonso has racked up 108 hits with a .554 slugging percentage, both team-best figures for the Mets. He’s hitting .278 with 20 doubles, 29 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB action, Alonso’s batting average ranks 39th, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
  • Alonso brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with two doubles, three home runs, three walks and seven RBI.
  • Francisco Lindor is batting .261 with 16 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Lindor currently ranks 62nd in batting average, 57th in on base percentage, and 47th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Starling Marte has 19 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 18 walks while hitting .299.
  • Marte has hit safely in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with two RBI.
  • Brandon Nimmo has 19 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 39 walks while hitting .270.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 403 .261 64 19 74 .340 .797
Pete Alonso 388 .278 61 29 91 .357 .911
Brandon Nimmo 378 .270 64 10 38 .351 .777
Starling Marte 358 .299 60 11 48 .346 .812
Eduardo Escobar 357 .218 40 12 42 .270 .662
Jeff McNeil 325 .302 43 5 39 .360 .788
Mark Canha 293 .270 43 7 34 .366 .741
Darin Ruf 268 .216 46 11 38 .328 .701
Daniel Vogelbach 267 .240 33 14 39 .354 .800
Luis Guillorme 228 .285 29 2 13 .361 .729

Braves Players to Watch

  • Riley has 121 hits and an OBP of .359 to go with a slugging percentage of .595. All three of those stats are best among Atlanta hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Riley’s batting average is 21st, his on-base percentage is 29th, and he is sixth in slugging percentatge.
  • Matt Olson has collected 100 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .334.
  • Olson is currently 99th in batting average, 69th in on-base percentage and 25th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Dansby Swanson has an OPS of .819, fueled by an OBP of .355 and a team-best slugging percentage of .464 this season.
  • Marcell Ozuna has been key for Atlanta with 85 hits, an OBP of .275 plus a slugging percentage of .405.

Braves Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 407 .246 51 21 68 .334 .820
Austin Riley 407 .297 62 29 68 .359 .954
Dansby Swanson 407 .297 69 15 55 .355 .819
Marcell Ozuna 383 .222 48 19 42 .275 .680
Robbie Grossman 274 .208 24 2 23 .315 .603
Ronald Acuña Jr. 273 .256 42 9 26 .355 .751
Travis d’Arnaud 267 .251 39 11 40 .298 .729
Michael Harris 210 .286 36 9 32 .324 .805
William Contreras 177 .254 26 13 26 .340 .865
Orlando Arcia 162 .247 18 7 25 .319 .726

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