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New York Mets take on Pirates in baseball test

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May 21, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The Pirates get a visit from the New York Mets in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Erik Bedard in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-5 mark on the year. New York counters with Johan Santana, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 7 hits per game. The Mets average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.2 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 2.5 runs per game.

New York was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They won as +137 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Henderson Alvarez and the Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -172 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Max Scherzer at Comerica Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mets at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 22

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