Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard (7-6) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7)
The Baltimore Orioles welcome the New York Mets to Oriole Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -107 and Baltimore at -103. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets, with a 59-58 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 56-56 over/under record. The Orioles have a 49-61 over/under record and a 64-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
The Mets show up with a 63-55 record, including 21-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard holds a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.10. The Mets are 9-8 over his 105.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 92 hits over that time period. The Mets are also 5-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 263 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.07. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.20.
New York ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .236 while hitting .237 on the road. The Mets on-base percentage sits at .300, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .372. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.95 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 109.
Baltimore is 38-21 at home while holding a 61-56 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.92, Ubaldo Jimenez will come into this game holding a 9-7 record and a 1.31 WHIP. The Orioles have a record of 12-11 over the 131 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 130 hits. The Orioles are also 10-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 304 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.68. Teams are hitting .225 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 365 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .273 at home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .428. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 137.
In terms of team defense, the Mets have a fielding percentage of .986 with 63 total errors, 1,172 assists and 3,190 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .989 team fielding percentage while committing 46 errors, accumulating 1125 assists and compiling 3,102 put outs.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 56-56 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 59-58 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 49-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 64-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/18/15 1B Lucas Duda Back is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
08/03/15 LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
07/09/15 P Steven Matz Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/16/15 3B David Wright Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
08/18/15 C Matt Wieters Hamstring probable Tuesday vs. New York Mets
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/22/15 LF Steve Pearce Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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