Baltimore Orioles vs New York Mets Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs New York Mets
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+166) New York (-180)
Citi Field is the site where Taijuan Walker and the New York Mets (16-13, 1st in NL East) will play the Baltimore Orioles (16-19, 5th in AL East) on Wednesday. The Orioles open this game at +166 while the Mets are coming in at -180. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Matt Harvey and Taijuan Walker.
As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 3.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 25th in the league. They have accounted for 135 runs and have an on-base percentage of .292. The Orioles have compiled 56 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 37 baseballs out of the park. They have 128 RBI's in addition to 269 base knocks over the course of the season, and their batting average is .231. Baltimore has a slugging % of .379 and have struck out 308 times, while taking a walk on 94 occasions.
Orioles pitchers have surrendered 47 long balls in addition to 148 runs (14th in the league). They have walked 111 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.40 as a squad for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.24. The Orioles have an ERA of 4.04 on the year (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 294 batters.
Orioles bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 49 times and also have had 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 19 holds for the year (9th in MLB). The Orioles relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 56.3% and has come into the game in 36 save situations. They have recorded 9 saves on the season and have not converted 7 out of their 16 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 73 runners this season with 37.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Orioles have sent 122 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with 923 putouts thus far, as well as 299 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which ranks 11th in MLB, and have accumulated 246 double plays. The Orioles have turned 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,769 innings, which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball.
Harvey has thrown 873 innings and is sitting with 797 strikeouts so far in his career. Harvey (47-54 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 3,670 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.12 (400 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.249. He has conceded 844 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 247 walks.
New York has compiled 22 long balls for the season and 95 RBIs. They have 36 two-baggers, while walking 113 times as well as notching 101 runs. The New York Mets have compiled an OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .233 on the year. The Mets have a team SLG% of .349 and they tally 3.48 runs per game (28th in the league). They have been rung up on 238 occasions (30th in baseball) and have earned 215 hits.
The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.098 in addition to having a FIP of 2.83 as a unit over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.72 (279 strikeouts vs 75 free passes). They are sitting at 1st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 192. They have conceded 18 homers and they give up 3.85 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The New York pitching staff have yielded 104 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.00 (81 earned runs yielded).
New York has had relievers step onto the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have walked away with 7 saves. They sit at 9th in MLB holding a save percentage of 70.0%, and they have dispatched 87 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 25 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.3% out of their 32 inherited base runners. Sitting with 19 save situations, the Mets have 9 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
The New York Mets have twisted 23 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (28th in professional baseball). The Mets have accrued 231 assists, 22 errors and have notched a total of 730 putouts during this campaign. In 2,190 innings played, the Mets are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (20th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Walker has allowed 561 hits while earning 563 punch outs in 615 frames. He has conceded 257 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.234 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.83 and he has gone up against 2,604 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Walker (37-35 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.76 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+166)
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