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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Citi Field.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Jeff Locke in this one. Lefthander Locke is 3-1 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

It'll be Dillon Gee toeing the rubber for the Mets in this contest. Righthander Gee is 2-4 with a 6.16 ERA so far this season.

The Pirates were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Mets were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 18-15 SU
New York: 13-17 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 0-7
After a loss are 8-2

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 0-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets's last 22 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
NY Mets home to Pittsburgh, Friday, May 10