Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 14, 2023

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Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 14, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a big two-homer game in a loss to the Orioles, Brent Rooker leads the Oakland Athletics (3-10) into action as +157 underdogs against the New York Mets (7-6). First pitch from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum at 9:40 PM ET on Friday, live on NBCS-CA.

New York’s Kodai Senga gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s James Kaprielian.

Mets vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -185
  • Athletics odds to win: +157
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
  • Time: 9:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Mets vs. Athletics?

Mets and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mets have won six of the 10 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60%).

New York has not yet played as moneyline favorites of -185 or shorter.

The Athletics have won three, or 23.1%, of the 13 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Oakland has a record of 3-6 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +157 on the moneyline.

The Mets have played in 13 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total six times (6-7-0).

Games involving the Athletics have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in nine of 13 chances this season.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets have the No. 25 offense in baseball scoring 3.9 runs per game (51 total runs).

New York averages 0.9 home runs per game to rank 22nd in MLB action with 12 total home runs .

The Mets’ .218 batting average ranks 28th in MLB.

New York strikes out 7.2 times per game to rank fourth in the majors.

The 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Mets pitching staff ranks 15th in the majors.

New York’s 4.14 team ERA ranks 12th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics rank 25th in the league with 51 total runs scored this season.

Oakland’s 13 home runs rank 19th in Major League Baseball.

The Athletics’ .231 batting average ranks 25th in the league this season.

Oakland ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (9.0) among MLB offenses.

The Athletics strike out just 7.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Oakland has the 30th-ranked ERA (7.65) in the majors this season.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Senga (2-0) takes the mound for the Mets to make his third start this season.

Pete Alonso is batting .250 this season with a team-high six home runs and 12 RBI.

Brandon Nimmo has nine hits and an OBP of .431 to go with a slugging percentage of .297 this season.

Jeff McNeil has collected 11 base hits, an OBP of .389 and a slugging percentage of .341 this season.

Francisco Lindor is batting .227 with an OBP of .364 and a slugging percentage of .455 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics’ Kaprielian will make his third start of the season.

Rooker paces the Athletics in home runs (three) and runs batted in (nine).

Esteury Ruiz’s .293 batting average is a team-high mark.

Tony Kemp has two doubles and six walks while batting .227.

Ramon Laureano is batting .227 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and three walks.

Mets and Athletics Injuries

Mets: Omar Narváez: 10 Day IL (Calf), Tommy Hunter: 15 Day IL (Back), Justin Verlander: 15 Day IL (Teres major), Stephen Ridings: 15 Day IL (Lat), Elieser Hernandez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib)

Athletics: Seth Brown: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Manny Piña: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Domingo Acevedo: 15 Day IL (Back), Drew Rucinski: 15 Day IL (Undisclosed), Paul Blackburn: 15 Day IL (Finger), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Kirby Snead: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Mets vs. Athletics Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mets 9, Athletics 8
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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