Dillon Gee vs Gerrit Cole matchup featured in MLB action
New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pirates get a visit from the New York Mets in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Dillon Gee gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 6-7 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Gerrit Cole, who will be looking to improve on his 4-2 mark.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Mets average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.
Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 12-rated defense.
In their last action, New York was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Mets at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 13 games
NY Mets are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Friday, July 19
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Friday, July 19