Pirates vs. Mets Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their sixth game in a row last night in a series opener at the New York Mets. Can Pittsburgh snap its skid as the series resumes tonight?
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -132 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +122 underdog, while the over-under sits at 9 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are siding with host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Pirates doubled up by Mets
Pittsburgh lost by a 6-3 score at New York Friday night to drop to 46-57 overall and 23-30 on the road. Adam Frazier helped pace the Pirates offense as he went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Josh Bell was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Colin Moran finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Dario Agrazal suffered the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on four hits with one strikeout and no walks over 5 1/3 innings. Trevor Williams draws the start today for Pittsburgh as he enters with a 3-3 record, 4.96 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 68 strikeouts over 81 2/3 innings.
Mets homer four times in win
New York posted a 6-3 home victory Friday night over Pittsburgh to improve to 48-55 overall and 26-20 at home. Jeff McNeil helped lead the Mets offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Pete Alonso went 1-for-4 with a solo homer. Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier were both 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Zack Wheeler picked up the win as he allowed three earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over 5 1/3 innings. Steven Matz gets the start today for New York as he comes in with a 5-6 record, 4.75 ERA and 1.46 WHIP with 86 strikeouts over 91 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 2-12 in their last 14 games overall. Pittsburgh is 0-4 in its last four games versus a left-handed starter.
The Mets are 7-2 in the last nine Matz home starts. New York is 3-7 in its last 10 home games versus a right-handed starter.
Williams was awesome and efficient last season, but hasn't been able to find that same magic in 2019. He was solid his last time out, however, and could be turning a corner in the season's last two months. With Matz being inconsistent and allowing so many baserunners, I think there is a good chance Pittsburgh jumps on him early and rides Williams with a lead. The Pirates have struggled over the last few weeks, but New York is one of those teams that can never seem to string wins together for very long. This is a good spot for a dog bet.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +122