Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

A pair of surging power hitters meet Saturday when Francisco Lindor — with his two-game homer streak in tow — and the New York Mets (8-6) take on Brent Rooker (home runs in three straight) and the Oakland Athletics (3-11). The Mets are favorites (-190) for the contest, which starts at 4:07 PM ET, live from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and broadcast on NBCS-CA.

New York’s Carlos Carrasco gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Shintaro Fujinami.

Mets vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -190
  • Athletics odds to win: +161
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Mets vs. Athletics?

Mets and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mets are 7-4 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 63.6% of those games).

New York has played as moneyline favorites of -190 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Athletics have won three out of the 14 games, or 21.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Oakland has won three of its nine games, or 33.3%, when it’s the underdog by at least +161 on the moneyline.

The Mets have played in 14 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-7-0).

So far this season, the Athletics and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of their 14 games with a total.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets have the No. 10 offense in baseball scoring 4.9 runs per game (68 total runs).

New York is 23rd in MLB action with 13 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

The Mets rank 28th in the majors with a .224 batting average.

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

The pitching staff for the Mets has a collective 9.1 K/9, which ranks 12th in MLB.

New York has the 12th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.28).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics rank 25th in the league with 57 total runs scored this season.

Oakland ranks 12th in Major League Baseball with 16 home runs.

The Athletics rank 21st in MLB with a .239 team batting average.

Oakland ranks 22nd with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Athletics have a 7.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Oakland has the 30th-ranked ERA (8.34) in the majors this season.

Mets Key Players to Watch

The Mets will look to Carrasco (0-2) in his third start of the season.

Pete Alonso is batting .269 this season with a team-high six home runs.

Lindor leads New York in runs batted in with 15 while batting .245 with three homers.

Brandon Nimmo has collected 11 base hits, an OBP of .466 and a slugging percentage of .341 this season.

Starling Marte leads New York in batting average (.295) this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

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

Rooker paces the Athletics with four home runs and 11 runs batted in.

Esteury Ruiz’s .311 batting average is a team-high mark.

Shea Langeliers is batting .250 with a double, three home runs and three walks.

Ramon Laureano is hitting .234 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and four walks.

Mets and Athletics Injuries

Mets: Omar Narváez: 10 Day IL (Calf), Justin Verlander: 15 Day IL (Teres major), Tommy Hunter: 15 Day IL (Back), 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 9.5 runs
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