Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Mets
Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Pittsburgh duelling New York on Friday at Citi Field.
Shaun Marcum will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 0-1 record into the contest. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball for Pittsburgh; he's 2-2 so far this season.
The Pirates were listed as +-110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Mets sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 6 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Pirates average 7.9 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
The Pirates were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeff Locke's start, as they lost 3-2 against New York on Thursday at Citi Field.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
NY Mets are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets' last 23 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, Saturday, May 11