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2021 MLB Handicapping
(32-53) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets (44-37)
Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens, NY
Projected Pitchers: J.T. Brubaker (PIT) vs. Taijuan Walker (NYM)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +155 Mets -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5, Mets -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Pirates will be in New York to take on the Mets for game 1 of the series Thursday at 7:10 ET.
These teams have yet to face off this year. The last time they played was during the 2019 season.
JT Brubaker will go for the Pirates and Taijuan Walker gets the start for the Mets.
The Pirates have been one of the worst teams in baseball this year. Surprisingly they have won 3 games in a row.
This team is in the basement of the National League Central. They have a record of 32-53 and the Brewers lead them by 18.5 games.
Pittsburgh has taken the first 2 games of the series against the Braves. On Tuesday they won 2-1. Game 3 of that series is Wednesday at 12:35 PM.
Chad Kuhl went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
JT Brubaker is 4-8 with a 4.09 ERA. His last start was against the Brewers on Friday where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Brewers won this game 7-2.
The pitching for this team has not been great. They are ranked 24th with a 4.67 ERA.
Their offense has also really struggled. They are scoring 3.51 runs per game which is the worst in baseball.
Adam Frazier has been a key hitter in their lineup.
This team has hit 66 home runs which is last in baseball.
New York Mets
The Mets have had a solid season so far. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
New York still remains in 1st place of the National League East with a record of 44-37. They are 4 games ahead of the Phillies.
The Mets took the first game of the series against the Brewers. Their game on Tuesday got rained out so they are playing 2 games on Wednesday.
Tylor Megill went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Monday.
Taijuan Walker has been very good this year. He is 7-3 with a 2.44 ERA. His last start was on Saturday against the Yankees where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
The pitching on this team is their biggest strength. They have an ERA of 3.34 which is 4th best in baseball.
The offense has yet to really click. They are scoring 3.69 runs per game which is 29th best in baseball.
New York has hit 79 home runs which is 28th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 20-42 in their last 62 games overall.
- Pirates are 20-42 in their last 62 games on grass.
- Pirates are 33-83 in their last 116 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 20-58 in their last 78 road games.
- Mets are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. the National League Central.
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 games with the total set at 6 or higher.
- Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Mets are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Mets look to keep up their good play as they take on the Pirates here. I look for them to start off the series strong.
The Mets are the better team and I think they will show that on Thursday. I also like the fact that they are playing at home.
Taijuan Walker is the better pitcher and I expect him to show that in this one. The Mets should be able to do hit around Brubaker.
I like the Mets on the run line in this one.
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