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Jeremy Hefner vs Charlie Morton matchup featured in MLB action

New York MetsPittsburgh Pirates
July 12, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

40-48TEAM RECORD54-36

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs New York battle on Friday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Pittsburgh sends Charlie Morton out against Jeremy Hefner for the Mets in this game. Morton is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA on the season, while Hefner is 4-6 on the year and has a 3.24 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match found them as +-143-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 12-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

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. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Cain and the Giants 7-2 on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

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. Pittsburgh threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Francisco Liriano to defeat Oakland 5-0 on Wednesday.

New York Mets Trends:
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 Pirates Trends:
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 Mets at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' 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' 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:
NY Mets at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 13