Orioles at Mets - 5/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (12-11) at New York Mets (16-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
B Norris (1-2) (12.18) vs. B Colon (4-1) (3.31)
The Line: New York Mets / Baltimore Orioles --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, SNY
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets begin a short two-game series Tuesday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Orioles have allowed four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four straight games. The Orioles have won five of their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 35 hits and 21 RBI while Chris Davis and Manny Machado have combined for 29 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost four straight games on the road. Bud Norris gets the ball, and he’s 1-2 with a 12.18 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Norris is 1-1 with a 4.68 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Mets have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Mets have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 33 hits and 11 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 29 RBI. The New York Mets have lost three of their last four games on their home field. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Colon is 12-8 with a 3.25 ERA and 120 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 12-4 in Norris' last 16 starts. The Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 games following an off day and 5-1 in Colons last 6 starts. The Orioles are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 0-6 in the last 6 meetings overall.
Colon has looked sharp all season long and has been lights out when pitching in New York. The Orioles struggle on the road. I'm going with the Mets here with the big guy on the mound.