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New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles - 5/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles (12-11) at New York Mets (16-10)
Date & Time Tuesday May 5, 2015, 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Mets -128 / Baltimore Orioles +118 --- Over/Under: 7
TV Channel
MASN2, SNY
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MLB | Baltimore Orioles (12-11) at New York Mets (16-10)
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The Baltimore Orioles visit Citi Field to match up with the New York Mets in Tuesday night action.

The Baltimore Orioles have yet to distinguish themselves from the rest of the American League East but they might be on the right track with wins in five of six after  Sunday’s 4-2 victory versus Tampa Bay. Starter Wei-Yin Chen giving up both runs on seven hits and a pair of bases on balls over seven frames with three relievers tossing shutout baseball. The Birds posted nine hits and walked twice with Adam Jones going 4-4 with two runs driven in while Manny Machado going 1-3 with a walk and two runs. Bud Norris toes the rubber in the series opener at Citi Field on Tuesday. Norris comes off of an 18-7 win versus Boston where he allowed three runs on seven hits and three BB in 6.2 innings.

Following an eleven game winning streak the New York Mets have cooled off a bit with defeats in five of six after a 1-0 loss to visiting Washington on Sunday afternoon. The offense has been struggling and it squandered a strong performance on the hill from Dillon Gee. Gee gave up the only run on six hits and five bases on balls through five innings which dropped him to 0-2 in 2015. The New York offense mustered just five hits and two walks with Juan Lagares going 2-3 with a base on balls. New York hands the ball to Bartolo Colon in game one of their interleague series with visiting Baltimore. Colon comes off his first loss in a 7-3 decision at Miami with four runs plated on seven hits while whiffing seven in 6.2 frames.

The over is 9-2 in BAL last 11 interleague road games and  is 20-7 in the Orioles last 27 interleague games while the under is 32-14 in their last 46 road games. The Mets  are 13-3 in their last 16 home games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 interleague home games while New York are 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games. Baltimore is heating up and the Mets are cooling down but I think Colon is the better hurler. Maybe something small on New York?

Pick:
NY Mets -128

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