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2021 MLB Handicapping
(47-41) New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-56)
Date: Sunday, July 18th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: TBA (NYM) vs. JT Brubaker (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -256 Pirates +190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5, Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7
The Mets will be in Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for game 3 Sunday at 1:05 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 7:05 ET.
The Pirates took the 1st game of the series on Friday by a score of 4-1.
There has been no pitcher named for the Mets yet and JT Brubaker is going for the Pirates.
New York Mets
Overall, the Mets have had a good season so far. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
New York still remains 1st in the National League East with a record of 47-41. They lead the Phillies by 3 games.
The Mets split a 4 game set with the Pirates before the All Star break.
Marcus Stroman went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday.
There has not been a pitcher named yet, but there is a chance that it could be Jacob deGrom. That would explain why the Mets are such heavy road favorites.
The pitching has been very good for this club so far. They have a 3.44 ERA which is 5th best in the game.
They have really struggled to put runs on the board this season. They are only scoring 3.73 runs per game which is 29th best in baseball.
Pete Alonso has been their best hitter so far. The Mets need to get more production out of their shortstop, Francisco Lindor.
The Pirates have struggled this year, but they have played pretty good against the Mets.
They are last in the National League Central with a record of 35-56. The Brewers lead them by 18 games.
Before this series against the Mets, they split with them in a 4 game set.
Chad Kuhl went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Friday.
JT Brubaker has not been great this year. He is 4-9 with a 4.47 ERA. His last start was against the Mets last Friday where he went 5 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. The Mets won this game 13-4.
The pitching for this team has not been that good. They have an ERA of 4.82 which is 25th best in baseball.
Like the Mets, their offense has really struggled to score runs. They are scoring 3.55 runs per game which is last in baseball.
This team has hit 76 homers which is last in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 games with the total set at 6.0 or higher.
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 road games with the total set at 7.0.
- Mets are 17-5 in their last 22 games with the total at 7.5 or lower.
- Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 home games with the total set at 7.0.
- Pirates are 36-85 in their last 121 games games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 7-17 in their last 24 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Mets need to start playing better if they want to stay atop their division. I look for them to play well in this one.
The Mets are the better team, but they did not show that on Friday. I look for them to be sharper in this one.
New York hit around Brubaker last time and I look for that to happen again in this one.
I like the over of 7 runs in this game.
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