Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Match Preview and Free Picks
A visit to the struggling New York Mets was just what the doctor ordered for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who aim for their second straight win at Citi Field when the teams continue a three-game set Tuesday. The Pirates lost five straight games before racing to a 5-0 lead and hanging on for a 6-4 win in the series opener.
Losers of seven in a row, the Mets committed three errors while falling for the 14th time in their last 15 home games. Starling Marte had a single, a walk, two steals and three runs scored to lead the way for Pittsburgh, which matched their scoring total from the previous four games combined.
They will try to build off the momentum against New York lefty Steven Matz, who opposes Chad Kuhl for the Pirates. Center fielder Brandon Nimmo, one of the only bright spots for the Mets over the past month or so, did not start Monday due to a finger injury but an MRI came back negative and he was able to enter the game in the eighth.
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Starting Pitchers Report
Pirates RH Chad Kuhl (5-5, 4.56 ERA): Kuhl allowed three runs or fewer in five straight starts before getting rocked for a season-high eight runs in just two frames against Arizona on Thursday. He has faced the Mets just once in his career - last year at home - and was reached for five runs in just 4 1/3 innings. The University of Delaware product owns a 6.04 ERA with opponents hitting .319 against him in 10 starts at night.
Mets LH Steven Matz (3-5, 3.68): Matz also had a nice run going before a rocky outing at Coors Field on Thursday, when the Colorado Rockies got to him for five runs over 5 2/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .119 with runners in scoring position in Matz's last nine starts. Josh Harrison is 3-for-3 with a triple against the 27-year-old Matz, who lost his one prior matchup with the Pirates despite allowing two runs in five innings.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Betting Odds
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Free Predictions and Result
|Mets -115 Over/Under 8||Mets 5, Pirates 3|
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Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends
|Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games|
|Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road|
|Pittsburgh is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets|
|Pittsburgh is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing NY Mets|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing NY Mets|
|Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets|
New York Mets Betting Odds Trends
|NY Mets is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games|
|NY Mets is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games|
|NY Mets is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home|
|NY Mets is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Mets's last 17 games at home|
|NY Mets is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh|
|NY Mets is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing Pittsburgh|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh|
|NY Mets is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh|
|Next Up: Pittsburgh at New York Wednesday, June 27|