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MLB BASEBALL

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 Saturday.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one. Lefthander Liriano is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Liriano's opponent in this one will be Jonathon Niese. The Mets lefthander has a 4.66 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 19-16 SU
New York: 14-18 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 24 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets's last 24 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
NY Mets home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 12