New York Mets vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Mets vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-132) Baltimore (+105)
Bruce Zimmermann and the Baltimore Orioles (21-38, 5th in AL East) play the New York Mets (29-23, 1st in NL East) at Oriole Park on Tuesday. The Mets open this game at -132 while the Orioles are priced at +105. The total opens at 8. The men taking the mound are David Peterson and Bruce Zimmermann.
The Mets have recorded 68 two-baggers as a team and have hit 48 balls out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .368 and have been called out on strikes 448 times, while drawing a walk on 168 occasions. As a squad, the New York Mets are notching 3.7 runs per game, which is 28th in the league. They have accrued 183 runs batted in as well as 392 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .234. They are sitting with 192 runs scored and have an OBP of .313.
The Mets have a team ERA of 3.05 on the campaign (2nd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 488 hitters. They have walked 147 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.11 as a squad for the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.32 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Mets pitchers have relinquished 36 long balls in addition to 181 total runs (1st in MLB).
The Mets relievers have a save percentage of 58.3% and stepped onto the hill in 49 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 63 runners over the course of the season with 36.5% of those players crossed home plate. Mets bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 40 times in addition to having 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mets have dispatched 164 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 25 holds for the year (21st in the league). They have earned 14 saves this year and have blown 10 of 24 chances to get a save.
The New York Mets have a tally of 1,329 putouts this year, as well as 431 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 16th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 337 double plays. The Mets have transformed 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,987 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 12th in baseball.
Peterson (7-6 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.81 while he has faced 396 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 78 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 44 walks. His earned run average is 4.60 (48 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.298. Peterson has pitched in 94 innings and has racked up 89 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Baltimore Orioles have tallied an OBP of .304 in addition to a batting average of .239 this year. They have been rung up on 502 instances (21st in the league) and have 469 base hits. Baltimore has accounted for 65 long balls over the course of the season and 230 runs batted in. The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .399 and they earn 4.07 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have put up 102 doubles, while getting a free base 169 times and scoring 240 runs.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.375 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.60 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.72 (515 strikeouts vs 189 bases on balls). They come in at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 511. They have given up 88 homers and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 293 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.84 (274 earned runs surrendered).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 39.1% of 110 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 68 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 53 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 30 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 27th in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 202 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 22 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
In 4,581 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a efficiency on defense of 68.6% (23rd in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 31 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (4th in the majors). The Orioles have recorded 473 assists, 28 errors and have a tally of 1,527 putouts on the season.
Thus far in his career, Zimmermann has conceded 66 base hits while he has accumulated 50 strikeouts in 56 frames. Zimmermann (3-3 career record) is the owner of a 5.30 earned run average and has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 33 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.482 and having a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.94 and he has faced 249 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-132)
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