MLB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Mets at New York
Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds
New York will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Citi Field.
Dillon Gee gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 2-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Locke brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.
The Mets - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 6 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
The Pirates were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Wednesday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at PNC Park.
The Mets were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Mets endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Jeremy Hefner throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Citi Field.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 0-7
After a loss are 8-2
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 0-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets' last 22 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, Friday, May 10