New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 18 (9/18): MLB
- Lm Tipster
- Sep 18, 2022, 7:23:52 AM
|Time||1:40 p.m. EST|
|Pirates money line||+335|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (+155)|
|Mets money line||-450|
|Mets run line||-1.5 (-180)|
|Over / under||6.5|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||New York Mets|
|Road / home record||27-48||49-26|
|Last 10 record||5-5||6-4|
|Over / under record||65-72-9||74-66-7|
|Runs / game||3.60||4.69|
|Runs allowed / game||4.99||3.74|
The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates wil play the 4th game of the series at the Citi Field on Sunday. The Mets took the win again 5-1 to secure the series and will go for the sweep as they'll send their ace Jacob DeGrom to close it.
The Pirates get to this game with a 55-91 record and have lost their last 3 games. The team is averaging 3.60 runs per game. They're batting for .221 AVG, 464 runs scored in 952 hits and 128 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bryan Reynolds leads the team in home runs with 21, 48 RBI and batting for an average of .251.
Defensively they are allowing 4.99 runs per game and ranking #26 in the league. JT Brubaker leads the pitching staff with a 4.35 ERA, 137 strikeouts and 3 wins with the Pirates.
Probable Pitcher: Johan Oviedo (3-2, 3.34 ERA)
Oviedo will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Pirates. Oviedo picked up the win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Reds, allowing only one hit and two walks over five scoreless innings in a 6-1 victory. He struck out four. He is 0-2 with an ERA of 12.71 and 4 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Mets in his career.
New York Mets
The Mets get here with a 92-55 record and have won their last 3 games. The team is averaging 4.69 runs per game. They're batting for .257 AVG, 666 runs scored in 1237 hits and 145 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff McNeil is batting for .322 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 33 home runs and 109 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.74 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.24 ERA, 153 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded with the NY Mets.
Probable Pitcher: Jacob deGrom (5-2, 2.01 ERA)
DeGrom will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Mets. DeGrom took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on four hits over six innings against the Cubs. He struck out 10. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 2.08 and 49 strikeouts in 7 appearances versus the Pirates in his career.
Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against NY Mets.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets' last 17 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home.
The Pirates have been dominated by the Mets this season as they are 0-5 against them. Johan Oviedo will start for the Pirates who has been up and down this season and the Pirates have lost in 3 of his 4 starts. The Mets have all the intentions to sweep the Pirates as they'll send their best pitcher in Jacob DeGrom who struggled in his last start but has absolutely dominated the Pirates in his career so expect him to bounce back and have a solid start at home and hold the Pirates offense trough 7 innings at least. Take the under.
PICK: Under 6.5 (-110)
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