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MLB BASEBALL

New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Mets will trot Jeremy Hefner out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hefner has a 4-6 record and a 3.24 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Charlie Morton who starts for the Pirates. Righthander Morton is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, New York was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on New York at +172 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -131 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
New York has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 40-48 SU
Pittsburgh: 54-36 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets's last 11 games
NY Mets are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
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 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Mets, Saturday, July 13