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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

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The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet in action at PNC Park for game two of a three-game set on Saturday.  The Pirates took the series opener at 4-1 after a shoving match.  The New York Mets enter the second half of the season on top of the NL East Standings at 47-41.  The Pittsburgh Pirates hold a 35-56 record and are in last place at the NL Central Standings, 18 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

The New York Mets dropped three of their last 5 games against the Pirates and are looking for a win after splitting their last 8 games.  This season, the Mets offense is struggling, ranking only 27th in batting at .229 and 29th with 328 runs scored.  The Mets pitching team is solid with a team ERA of 3.44 which is top 4 and has allowed opponents to bat at an average of .225 which is top 5 in MLB.  1B Pete Alonso leads the Mets with a .253 batting average, 17 homers, 49 RBIs, and .337 OBP.  Injured SS Francisco Lindor leads with 71 hits.  In the game this Saturday, the Mets will send Tylor Megill to the mound.  The right-hand pitcher is 0-0 with an ERA of 3.50 and 26 strikeouts.  This is going to be Megill’s fifth career start.

 

  • The New York Mets are 8-4 SU in its last 12 games against Pittsburgh.
  • The New York Mets are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of the NY Mets’ last 11 games on the road on a Saturday.

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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 7/17/2021

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying a two-game win streak against the Mets and look for another win after winning 6 of their last 10 games.  The Pirates are having a tough time with their offense as the team has only posted 323 runs which rank 30th and is only batting at .235 which is 19th in MLB.  The Pirates’ team ERA of 4.82 is 25th and 2.47 BAA is 20th in the league.   2B Adam Frazier leads the Pirates with a batting average of .330, .395 OBP, and a team-high 116 hits.  LF Bryan Reynolds leads with 17 homers and 52 RBIs.   The Pirates are sending Wil Crowe to the hill on Saturday.  The right-hander is 1-5 with an ERA of 6.05 and 50 strikeouts.  This is going to be the first career game for Crowe against the Mets. 

 

  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games against the NY Mets.

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The New York Mets have been inconsistent in their matches recently despite being the dominant team.  The game here is OVER.  The OVER cashed in four out of Pittsburgh’s last five, and five of their last 7 games at home.  The OVER also cashed in 7 of the last 8 matches between the Mets and the Pirates and 7 out of 11 matches at the PNC Park.  Taking the game at home is the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Final Score Prediction and Play is OVER 6-4. 

 

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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 7/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh

 

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

TV: SportsNet PIT

 

MLB Odds: New York Mets -185

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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