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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the New York Mets Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The New York Mets battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Citi Field.

The New York Mets will turn to Jonathon Niese and his 7-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Charlie Morton (7-4) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

New York was a -113 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.7-4.4 win for the Mets on Saturday. 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

The New York Mets bring a 63-53 record to the battle against the 67-46 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the New York Mets, most recently No. 2 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 25 ranked offense (3.74 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.69 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (9.01 hits on average).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets's No. 2-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mets on Friday as the Pirates defeated them 3-2 at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at New York, Sunday, August 16th