New York Mets vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Mets (-115) Orioles (+105)
Pete Alonso and the New York Mets (15-19, 4th in NL East) go to Oriole Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (14-19, 4th in AL East). The Mets open this matchup at -115 while the Orioles are priced at +105. The total is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Franklyn Kilome and Asher Wojciechowski.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/31/2020 J.D 3B Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/30/2020 Steven Matz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/30/2020 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/30/2020 Eduardo Nunez RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/28/2020 Corey Oswalt RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/25/2020 Tomas Nido C Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/17/2020 Rene Rivera C Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2020 Jed Lowrie 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
6/28/2020 Noah Syndergaard SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/31/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/31/2020 Miguel Castro RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/29/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 15-19 overall record this season. Kilome has taken the mound for 7 innings and has accounted for 9 K's. His earned run average is 5.14 (4 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.571. He has given up 6 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 5 walks. Kilome (0-0 win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.06 while he has gone up against 33 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 283 base hits and 150 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 314. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team New York is hitting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Mets hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .220 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 26 hits this season in 118 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 107. Michael Conforto is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Mets have 296 hits, including 52 doubles and 42 home runs. New York has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 280 times as a unit. They have left 265 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his pro baseball career, Wojciechowski has allowed 201 base hits while he has totaled 184 strikeouts in 187 innings. He has given up a total of 118 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.416 and having a FIP of 5.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has gone up against 834 batters during his career. Wojciechowski (9-15 record in his career) has earned a 5.68 ERA while allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 155 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 272 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 7th in the league. The Orioles hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Chance Sisco comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .412. He has 13 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 150. Anthony Santander is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 36 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Orioles as a unit have 293 base hits, including 61 doubles and 45 homers. Baltimore has walked 99 times this year and they have struck out on 283 occasions. They have had 222 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets (-115)
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