Pirates vs. Mets Tuesday Prediction
The New York Mets have lost seven straight but are favored Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Will their losing streak end tonight or will the Bucs win two in a row at Citi Field?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field
TV: PIT (ATTP); NYM (SNY)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -112 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Pirates on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Pirates' Kuhl ambushed for eight runs vs. Diamondbacks
Chad Kuhl allowed eight runs on eight hits over two-plus innings in a disastrous start Thursday against the Diamondbacks. It was clear from the outset of this one that Kuhl didn't have it, as the D'backs put up a three-run first inning before doubling down with three more runs in the second. Unconvinced, Clint Hurdle ran Kuhl back out for the third, but yanked him before the right-hander could record an out. Heading into Thursday, Kuhl had allowed a combined eight earned runs in his previous five starts, an indication of both how good he's been this year and how out of character Thursday's turn was. His ERA rose from 3.76 to 4.56 with the outing, dropping him to an even 5-5 through 15 starts. The 25-year-old will have a good chance to get right Tuesday when the Pirates visit the tumbling Mets.
Mets' Matz allows five runs in loss to Rockies
Steven Matz gave up five runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Rockies. Matz still turned in the best showing for a Mets starter in Colorado. He gave up all five runs in the first two innings before settling down and trying to keep the Mets in the game. He ended up striking out six and walking two.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 1-5 in their last six games and are 1-8 in their last nine games versus National League East opponents.
The Mets are 15-37 in their last 52 games overall and are 6-21 in their last 27 home games.
The Pirates haven't played much better than the Mets over their last seven games, at least from a run differential standpoint. Thus, let's continue to fade New York while the club is struggling. The Mets are 1-4 in Matz's last five starts and are 5-12 in his last 17 home outings. The Pirates are also 7-3 in their last 10 games played at Citi Field and are 14-6 in their last 20 games versus the Mets overall.
The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +102