New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles – MLB, June 9, 2021
The New York Mets prepare for game two of their series in Camden Yards on Wednesday. They’ll battle the Baltimore Orioles, who remain entrenched at the bottom of the AL East.
Baltimore has been in poor form, as expected, and they’ve lost double the game at home that they’ve won. They also have Matt Harvey on the mound, so yes, it can get worse.
On the other side is Taijuan Walker, who quarterbacks a Mets team rounding into form and trying to hold onto first place in the NL East.
In this post I break down the matchup and odds while providing a prediction and betting pick.
Latest Odds for Mets vs. Orioles
The only good thing the O’s can say is that they’re at home. Actually, that isn’t even good, as they can’t seem to win at Camden Yards these days, either.
Baltimore looks a little fun as a +135 home dog, but the interest dies down pretty quickly. New York, meanwhile, is a logical favorite and offers solid value at this palatable -146 price at Sportsbetting.ag.
The game total looks pretty good, too. New York gets a park boost, and both offenses could realistically sound off in the ever-volatile Camden Yards.
All things considered, a flat nine runs feels a bit light, and the two bets that stand out based on pricing alone are the Over and the Mets to win.
Mets vs. Orioles Game Preview
New York has looked good lately. They are 7-3 over their last 10 games and earned a solid series split with a good Padres team.
If they can stay healthy, they may finally begin to realize their potential.
Taijuan Walker toes the rubber for the Mets, and he’s been fantastic in 2021. His 2.17 ERA is sparkling, while he’s whiffed 51 batters and sported a 1.06 WHIP across 54 strong innings.
New York is notorious for not showing up offensively to support their pitchers, but they get a big park boost here. They also, um, get to face Matt Harvey.
This is a big deal, just as when he faced his former team at Citi Field. He certainly felt it.
While Harvey was emotional and reflective, he also wasn’t good against his former team, as he gave up seven runs on eight hits.
The Dark Knight is not a force to be reckoned with anymore, which hasn’t been the case for some time. He gives up loads of contact and usually allows the ball to be put in the air.
Harvey could survive his own shortcomings if the Mets decide to be their usually underwhelming selves at the plate, but this has to be a spot where they smash.
Mets vs. Orioles Pick for June 9
I’m sure you can see where I’m going with my Mets vs. Orioles prediction and pick. They’re one and the same, too, and that’s the Mets winning.
New York is the better team across the board. They’re a suspect 14-18 on the road, and they routinely let down their pitchers, but this spot is too good for them to fail.
The bats get a big boost here against Harvey and via the ballpark, while the disciplined Walker also has a strong matchup in front of him. The park and Harvey make the Over a really strong secondary bet, but at -146, I’ll just ride with the Mets as they continue their hot run.
Mets to Win-146