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MLB betting line favors Mets over Pirates

Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Mets
Sep 26, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds

76-78TEAM RECORD70-84

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

New York hands the ball to starter Jeremy Hefner in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-6 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Jeff Locke, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 10-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates enjoyed a 10-6 victory at the expense of the Mets on Tuesday, with Wandy Rodriguez throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Mets' last 20 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, Thursday, September 27

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