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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets

The fans at Citi Field will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets when they take their seats on Friday.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Wandy Rodriguez in this one. Lefthander Rodriguez is 2-2 this season with a 4.02 ERA.

The Mets will counter Rodriguez with Shaun Marcum. Righthander Marcum has a 6.48 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 18-16 SU
New York: 14-17 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of NY Mets's last 23 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
NY Mets home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 11