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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Mets arrive at PNC Park on Saturday.
Carlos Torres, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Pirates trot AJ Burnett to the mound in this one. He is 4-6 so far in 2013.
Pittsburgh was a -178 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
The Pirates sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Mets hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).
Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Pirates on July 12. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mets got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Pittsburgh on Friday; it was a 3-2 final at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Mets at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 12 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 14