Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Mets vs. Athletics Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Oakland Athletics (3-12 look to avoid the sweep when they host the New York Mets (9-6) in the final game of a three-game set. Sportsbooks have listed the Mets as -158 favorites, while the Athletics are +135 underdogs to pick up a win.

Jose Butto starts for New York while JP Sears is Oakland’s starter for the contest.

Mets vs. Athletics Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -158
  • Athletics odds to win: +135
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET

Who Will Win Mets vs. Athletics?

Mets and Athletics Betting Trends

The Mets have been favored on the moneyline 12 total times this season. They’ve gone 8-4 in those games.

New York has played four times as moneyline favorites with odds of -158 or shorter, and won in each game.

The Athletics have been underdogs in 15 games this season and won three (20%) of those contests.

This season, Oakland has won three of its 12 games, or 25%, when it’s the underdog by at least +135 on the moneyline.

In the 15 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Mets, they have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-8-0).

The Athletics and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 10 of their 15 opportunities.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets are the 12th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.7 runs per game (71 total).

New York is 18th in baseball with 15 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.

The Mets rank 28th in MLB with a .220 batting average.

New York’s batters strike out 7.1 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Mets has a collective 9.0 K/9, which ranks 13th in MLB.

New York has the 12th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.12).

Athletics Stats & Insights

The Athletics have scored 59 runs (just 3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Oakland has hit 16 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

The Athletics have a team batting average of just .235 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.

Oakland ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.1 Ks per contest.

The Athletics have a 7.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 29th in baseball.

Oakland has the 30th-ranked ERA (7.97) in the majors this season.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Butto starts for the first time this season for the Mets.

Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs this season with seven while driving in 13 runs.

Francisco Lindor leads New York in runs batted in (15) this season. He’s batting .245 while slugging .528.

Brandon Nimmo is batting .289 to lead New York this season.

Starling Marte is batting .277 with an OBP of .393 and a slugging percentage of .426 this season.

Athletics Key Players to Watch

The Athletics will send Sears to the mound for his third start of the season.

Brent Rooker leads the Athletics in home runs (four) and runs batted in (11).

Esteury Ruiz’s .326 batting average is a team-high mark.

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

Ramon Laureano is batting .235 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), Stephen Nogosek: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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 5, Athletics 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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