Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets 9-18-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets 9/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets 9/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will play against the New York Mets at Citi Field, NY on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1:40 PM ET.


Pitchers for the Pirates surrendered 725 runs overall and 148 home runs (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff struck out 517 opponents this season, and their collective FIP stands at 4.29.


Their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.42 and a 2.13 K/BB ratio. The Pirates have 1,100 strikeouts on the season and a collective ERA of 4.63, ranking them 26th in MLB. 


Johan Oviedo is anticipated to start this game for the Pirates. Throughout his pro baseball career, Oviedo pitched 122 innings and struck out 103 batters.


Oviedo (3-10 career record) faced 551 opposing hitters during his stint in the majors, and he currently has a FIP of 4.94. His WHIP is 1.467 and his ERA is 4.57 (62 earned runs allowed). With 64 free passes, he has 115 hits allowed (8.5 hits per 9 innings). 


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Pirates’ previous 6 matches. 
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-5 SU in their last 5 contests against the Mets. 
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the team’s previous 9 games on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Predictions 9/18/2022


The Mets‘ advantage in the NL East was reduced to one game after they were swept by the Cubs in their most recent series. With a victory versus the Pirates, which would be their fourth victory in their previous seven games, they will want to extend their divisional advantage.


New York scores 4.68 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .258 places them fifth. 


DeGrom pitched 1,311 innings in his career, giving up 1,006 base hits while striking out 1,578 batters. DeGrom holds an overall record of 82-55 and a 2.48 ERA while allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings. He posts a WHIP of 0.995, a FIP of 2.6, 361 earned runs allowed, and a WHIP of 0.995.


In his professional baseball career, he faced 5,154 opposing batters and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 5.28. 


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the NY Mets’ previous 7 games at home. 
  • The New York Mets are 8-2 SU in their previous 10 matches at home against the Pirates. 
  • The Mets are 12-5 SU in their last 17 meetings against an opponent in the NL Central Division.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets. The MLB pick for this match is the New York Mets. In five of Pittsburgh’s last seven away games, the UNDER won.


Since joining the Pirates from the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh’s starting pitcher Johan Oviedo made two of three starts with no earned runs.


Over the course of his previous four games, starting pitcher Jacob deGrom for the Mets surrendered five earned runs in a total of 26 innings. DeGrom’s ERA is at 2.01. New York will win by a predicted play of UNDER 4-0.


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MLB Starting Time: 7:45 PM (EDT)


Location: Citi Field, NY 


Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022




MLB Odds: New York Mets -450 


MLB Totals:  6.5


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