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New York sends R.A. Dickey vs Kevin Correia in Mets vs Pirates game

Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Mets
Sep 27, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds

76-79TEAM RECORD71-84

The New York Mets will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Citi Field on Thursday.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Kevin Correia to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 11-10. Getting the ball for the Mets is R.A. Dickey, who owns a 19-6 record on the season with a 2.59 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Mets as -220 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 12 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Pittsburgh was a 6-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Mets. They lost as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jeremy Hefner in a losing cause, 6-0, against New York on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Friday, September 28
NY Mets at Atlanta, Friday, September 28

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