Mets vs. Orioles Tuesday Prediction

New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8/14/2018 Prediction & Odds

The New York Mets have won six of their last 10 games and will take on a struggling Baltimore Orioles team at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Will the Mets cash on the money line?

Game Snapshot & Odds

969 New York Mets (-115) at 970 Baltimore Orioles (-105); 9 runs

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards

TV: NYM (SNY); BAL (MASN)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Orioles on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Mets’ Vargas pulled after rain delay in last start

Jason Vargas was charged with three runs over just one-third of an inning and was pulled after a rain delay Tuesday in a loss to the Reds. The game started on time for some reason even with rain on the way and it lasted just nine minutes before the tarp was pulled on. Vargas didn’t come back out after an 80-minute delay. The veteran left-hander could come back on short rest after the abbreviated outing, although the Mets probably aren’t super anxious to rush him back to the mound

Orioles’ Cashner allows three runs in seven innings vs. Rays

Andrew Cashner gave up three runs (one earned) in seven innings and did not factor into the decision against the Rays on Wednesday. He surrendered RBI knocks to Jake Bauers and Joey Wendle in the first inning, then settled down to rattle off several scoreless frames before yielding one last run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh frame. He allowed four hits and a walk in the contest while striking out two. Cashner's record holds at a dismal 3-10 with a 4.83 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 22 starts. He's recorded just 88 strikeouts against 51 walks in 121 innings. He's not recommended in fantasy leagues, in large part because the Orioles rarely give him much run support.

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Mets have lost all six of Vargas’ last six starts and are just 1-7 in his last eight outings on the road.

Baltimore

The Orioles have lost 14 of Cashner’s last 20 starts and are 3-8 in his last 11 outings in Baltimore.

Prediction:

The Mets have won nine of their last 12 meetings with the Orioles and are 4-1 in their last five games played in Baltimore. They’re also 4-1 in their last five games overall and have won 12 of their last 16 games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. On the other side, the Orioles are just 17-35 in their last 52 home games and have dropped 50 of their last 68 overall, including 25 of their last 32 games following an off day.

 

The Pick: New York Mets -115

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