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(31-24) New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (30-25)
Date: Monday June 6, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Jon Niese
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -113
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 -160
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Both of these teams are off to solid starts but are looking for more and a return to the playoffs. Pittsburgh has a nice record but they have been crazy up and down this season.
Nobody is talking about them but they have a great shot at returning to the playoffs as a Wild Card. Mets fans have big time expectations and are waiting for everything to gel like it did last fall.
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Even though Yoenis Cespedes is having an MVP type season the Mets are struggling to score enough runs to back up the league’s second best staff.
He and Neil Walker have been the only consistent bats in the lineup which will be looking to get back to winning after getting shutout against Florida to close their weekend series.
New York is just a sliver behind the Nats and looking to overtake them.
Matt Harvey gets all the negative press and Noah Syndergaard all the positive but it is Steven Matz that leads the team in wins this season.
He is second among starters in ERA and posting strong peripherals that prove he is far from an afterthought. Jeurys Familia may get hit hard every once in a while but the bullpen has been very good.
Especially Addison Reed.
The Pirates are in a tough spot. It is only early June and they are already 10 games behind division leading Chicago. This group has everything it needs to return to the playoffs but has been very inconsistent.
They are on a 2-8 run after going 7-1 just before that. They are still waiting for their biggest bat to come around and when it does that may help smooth things out.
Thank goodness for Gregory Polanco, he has already tied his homer total from a year ago.
Former Met Jon Niese has yet to show he is the next recipient of the Ray Searage elixir. He has been a winner for Pittsburgh with team high 5 wins but his numbers overall are about what they have always been.
The Pittsburgh bullpen has been a big letdown this season.
Last year they were unheralded but awesome, this year they are still unheralded, just average.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYM are 23-4 in their last 27 Mon. games.
- NYM are 7-1 in Matzs last 8 starts.
- NYM are 7-1 in Matzs last 8 starts on grass.
- Over is 13-3 in PIT last 16 home games.
Free New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Mets have won behind Matz this season and that is why they are the favourite in this one. That is hard to argue with even in a competitive game on the road. They have the better lefty that is for sure.
Niese has also been a winner even if his stuff is nothing spectacular. The Bucs are at home and perhaps Niese has some insight into how to get after his old mates. The adrenalin could be pumping.
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The Bucs are struggling now but they can win a low scoring ball game and I like their lineup against the lefty Matz. As long as Niese doesn’t give in to Cespedes he can power his new team over his old one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 4 – New York 2
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