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Pittsburgh Pirates take on the New York Mets with Odds and Betting Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

New York hands the ball to starter Bartolo Colon in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-11 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with J.A. Happ, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Mets as -115 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.8-4.4 victory for the Mets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

63-52 New York battles the Pirates, currently with a 66-46 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked New York Mets and the No. 17-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 6 at 9.01 hits per game. That compares with the New York Mets No. 30 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.11 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 10-5 final on Thursday in support of F Liriano at Busch Stadium.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 12-3 victory over Colorado on Thursday at Citi Field behind starter N Syndergaard.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games when playing NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games at home
  • NY Mets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at New York, Saturday, August 15th