Mets vs. Pirates Prediction
After a loss in the series opener against the New York Mets, the host Pittsburgh Pirates have rebounded with two straight wins. Can Pittsburgh win again today to take three out of four in the series?
055 New York Mets at 956 Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, July 28, 2018
PNC Park at 1:35PM ET
TV: WPIX (NYM)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on host Pittsburgh. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Williams throws six shutout innings
Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams outdueled Mets All-Star Jacob deGrom Saturday as he threw six shutout innings, He gave up five hits with five strikeouts and three walks. Adam Frazier went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI at the leadoff spot. Gregory Polanco finished 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Colin Moran went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jordan Luplow was 1-for-4 with two runs scored.
deGrom again has no luck
It was another case of deGrom getting no run support yesterday as he allowed three earned runs on eight hits with five strikeout and no walks over seven innings. He dropped to 5-6 on the season despite a sizzling 1.82 ERA. Even offensively, deGrom had the best night on the Mets as he was 2-for-3 with a double. Amed Rosario walked and stole a base in four plate appearances.
Zack Wheeler (4-6, 4.33 ERA) takes the hill for New York today, while Pittsburgh is going with Joe Musgrove (4-4, 3.90).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 Mets games on Sundays. New York is 4-9 in its last 13 road games.
The Pirates are 8-1 in their last nine home games. Pittsburgh is 15-3 in its last 18 games overall.
Two starting pitchers who occasionally dazzle, but are inconsistent in what they do on the mound take center stage today. With Musgrove being at home and on one of the hottest teams in baseball, I'm going to bet on the home team today at a reasonable moneyline.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES -130