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Baseball odds preview - Pittsburgh vs. New York

Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Mets
Sep 24, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds

75-77TEAM RECORD69-83

The Mets get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Mets will rely on Jenrry Mejia to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle McPherson will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Jenrry Mejia is 0-1 this season, and Kyle McPherson is 0-1.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 12 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -137 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from A.J. Burnett - will prevail again after their 8-1 victory against Houston at Minute Maid Park.

New York was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Marlins. They won as -113 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins 3-2 on Sunday at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets' last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Mets' last 17 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, Tuesday, September 25

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