Pirates vs. Mets Prediction
The Pittsburgh Pirates were shut out yesterday at the New York Mets for their seventh straight loss. Will it be more of the same for struggling Pittsburgh this afternoon as the series wraps up?
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Citi Field at 1:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -119 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +109 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 56 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Pirates held to five hits
Pittsburgh lost by a score of 5-0 Saturday at New York to drop to 46-58 overall and 23-31 on the road. Kevin Newman helped lead the Pirates offense as he finished 2-for-4. Jacob Stallings went 1-for-3 with a double, while Melky Cabrera ended the game 1-for-4 with a double. Trevor Williams took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Chris Archer will start today for Pittsburgh as he enters with a 3-7 record, 5.40 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 112 strikeouts over 96 2/3 innings pitched.
Matz throws first career complete-game shutout
Steven Matz threw nine shutout innings Saturday in a 3-0 home victory over Pittsburgh. Matz allowed five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks in the dominant outing. Michael Conforto helped lead the Mets offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. J.D. Davis went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Todd Frazier was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Jason Vargas starts today for New York as he comes in with a 5-5 record, 3.96 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 76 strikeouts over 88 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 3-13 in their past 13 games. Pittsburgh is 1-4 in its last five games versus the NL East.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five games overall. New York is 5-11 in its last 16 Sunday games.
I don't know if this is the right time to bet on Pittsburgh, but streaks have to be broken at some point. The Mets aren't exactly the most consistent unit and I still tend to fade Vargas more than I bet on him. I'm taking a shot on Pittsburgh to get back on the winning side of the coin today behind what should be a much better offensive effort.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +109