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Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Mets - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (63-55) at Baltimore Orioles (61-56)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)

J deGrom (11-6) (2.03) vs. K Gausman (2-4) (4.47)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles +111 / New York Mets -121 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNY, MASN

The Baltimore Orioles and the New York Mets face off on Tuesday at Camden Yards for game one of their interleague MLB series.

The Baltimore Orioles are the second team in the Wildcard standings in the American League but they are still in the race in the American League East. The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 36-20 at home, and they trail the Yankees by four games in the AL East. As a team the Orioles are hitting .257 with Manny Machado hitting .299, Adam Jones hitting .286, and Chris Davis hitting .261. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.73 with the starters at 4.30 and the bullpen at 2.69. For game one against the Mets the Orioles start Kevin Gausman who has allowed 57 hits and 30 earned runs while striking 52 over 60.1 innings for a 2-4 record and a 4.48 ERA.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Mets - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets have lost their last three games but they continue to lead the National League East. The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 21-34 on the road, and they lead the Nationals by 4.5 games in the NL East standings. As a team the Mets are hitting .236 with Yoenis Cespedes hitting .292, Daniel Murphy hitting .270, and Juan Lagares hitting .260. The Mets pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20 with the starters at 3.26 and the bullpen at 3.07. For game one against the Orioles the Mets start Jacob deGrom who has allowed 103 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 152 over 146.2 innings for an 11-6 record and a 2.02 ERA.

Baltimore is 7-3 in their last 10 interleague games, 1-5 in their last six games against a team with a winning record, and 4-11 in Gausman’s last 15 starts. New York is 5-1 in game one of a series, 1-4 in their last five interleague games, and 6-0 in deGrom’s last six starts. New York has won their last eight games against Baltimore.

While the Mets were red hot the Orioles are now the hotter team but with deGrom the Mets have a big edge on the mound so they are my choice here.

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New York Mets -120

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