Baltimore Orioles (20-21) at New York Mets (19-24)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
() () vs. Rick Porcello (1-4) (5.54)
The Line: New York Mets -165 / Baltimore Orioles +152 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and New York Mets meet Wednesday in MLB action at Citi Field.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Orioles have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Orioles have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with 48 hits and 14 RBI while Anthony Santander and Jose Iglesias have combined for 78 hits and 47 RBI. Tom Eshelman gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 3.91 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Eshelman’s second career game against the Mets.
The New York Mets need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Mets have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 54 hits and 26 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith have combined for 76 hits and 48 RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 5.54 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 8-12 with a 4.77 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Tom Eshelman has allowed four earned runs and five hits in his last 3.1 innings while Rick Porcello has allowed 15 runs and 35 hits in his last 33 innings. I'm not running to the window to back Eshelman, but Porcello isn't a pitcher who should be favored given his struggles this season and past seasons. The Baltimore Orioles are also playing the better baseball with four straight victories, and the Mets are a inconsistent bunch that still struggles to score runs when not hitting home runs. I can't lay this number with the Mets.
The value is with the Orioles and the big plus money. I'll take my chances with the hotter team and more favorable price.