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Moneyline favors Pirates in battle with Mets

New York MetsPittsburgh Pirates
June 12, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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

Chris Capuano, with a record of 4-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Pirates trot Kevin Correia to the mound in this one. He is 8-4 so far in 2011.

View NY Mets vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Pirates) and the No. 12 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

New York brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 6-ranked defense.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -106 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 3-2 on Saturday behind a start from James McDonald at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Mets at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 15 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
NY Mets are 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets' last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Pittsburgh is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Pittsburgh, Monday, June 13