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MLB betting line favors Mets over Pirates

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June 2, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Pittsburgh on Thursday, with the host Mets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Paul Maholm to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-7. Getting the ball for the Mets is Michael Pelfrey, who owns a 3-4 record on the season with a 5.00 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 14-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 11-rated Mets in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.8 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 9-3 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +115 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 9-3 victory over New York on Wednesday at Citi Field behind starter Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 11 games
NY Mets are 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets' last 17 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Friday, June 3
NY Mets home to Atlanta, Friday, June 3

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