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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesNew York Mets
May 30, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Odds

24-27TEAM RECORD24-28

Pittsburgh pays a visit to New York on Monday, hoping to shut down the Mets bats in baseball action at Citi Field.

The Mets will turn to Dillon Gee and his 4-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Charlie Morton (5-2) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 11 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 16 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Pirates average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

New York owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Sunday, with Jeffrey Karstens throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

The Mets were a 9-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 9-5 final on Sunday in support of Jonathon Niese at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games
NY Mets are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 14 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at NY Mets, Tuesday, May 31