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New York Mets Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the New York Mets on Thursday at Citi Field.

Juan Nicasio, with a record of 5-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the New York Mets trot Bartolo Colon to the mound in this one. He is 5-3 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates before the first pitch in this match found them as 122 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.8-1.2 win 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

The New York Mets bring a 35-29 record to the battle against the 33-32 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Mets at No. 18 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 17 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York Mets No. 28-rated offense, averaging 3.75 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.68 in runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have averaged 7.86 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh batters were mowed down by N Syndergaard in their last start, falling 11-2 against New York while striking out 11 times on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Mets is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games at home
  • NY Mets is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Friday, June 17th
New York home to Atlanta, Friday, June 17th