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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-40) New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (34-56)
Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Marcus Stroman (NYM) vs. TBA (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -148 Pirates +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5, Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Mets will be in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for game 1 Friday at 7:05 ET.
These teams have played 4 times this year and each team has won 2 games.
Marcus Stroman gets the start for the Mets and there has not been a starter named for the Pirates yet.
New York Mets
The Mets have had a good season so far. They have lost 3 of their last 5 games.
They still remain 1st in the National League East with a record of 47-40. They are currently 3.5 games ahead of the Phillies.
New York split a 4 game set with the Pirates last weekend. Pittsburgh won on Sunday 6-5.
Sunday was a bullpen game for the Mets. They used a total of 6 pitchers in the effort.
Marcus Stroman has been good this year. He is 6-7 with a 2.75 ERA. His last start was last Saturday against the Pirates where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs.
Pitching for this team has been very impressive. They have a 3.43 ERA which is 4th best in the game.
Their offense has not been great so far. At times, they have really struggled to put runs on the board. They are scoring 3.76 runs per game which is 29th best in baseball.
Although he has not had a great season, it does seem like Francisco Lindor is heating up a little bit. The Mets hope he can keep that up.
New York has hit 88 home runs which is 26th best in the league.
The Pirates have really not played all that well so far this year. They have lost 3 of their last 5 games.
Their record is 34-56 and they are last in the National League Central. The Brewers are 18 games ahead of them.
Pittsburgh was able to split the series against the Mets last weekend by scoring 2 runs in the 9th inning on Sunday to win 6-5. In that series, the Pirates scored 18 runs and allowed 24 runs.
Chase De Jong went 5 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Sunday.
As I am writing this, there has not been a starter announced for Friday’s game.
The pitching for this club has not been great. They are 25th with a 4.88 ERA.
They have also struggled on offense. They are last in the league scoring 3.54 runs per game.
This team has hit 74 home runs which is last in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss.
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day.
- Mets are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. the National League Central.
- Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
- Pirates are 22-45 in their last 67 games overall.
- Pirates are 22-45 in their last 67 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 11-23 in their last 34 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Pirates are 7-17 in their last 24 Friday games.
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
I look for the Mets to come out of the All Star Break playing well. I feel they have a good shot to win this one.
The Mets are the better team, but they did not show that when they split with the Pirates last week. They should have taken at least 3 of 4. I look for them to be sharper in this series.
Marcus Stroman should be able to pitch effectively against the Pirates and lead his squad to victory.
I like the Mets on the moneyline in this one.
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