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New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/16/2021 Game Analysis, Tips and Baseball Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/16/2021 – On Friday, the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates will continue their series from PNC Park, Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The Mets dropped their last game against the Pirates before the All-Star break and they look forward to making up for that loss. The New York Mets are still dominating the NL East Division play at the top. The Pirates are the worst team in the NL Central Division as they remain at the bottom of the list. Experts who bet on mlb have been against the Pirates to win this game and cover the spread.
New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates 07/16/2021
New York Mets
The New York Mets have won a total of 47 games and dropped 40 in return. They are three-plus games ahead of the Phillies in the NL East. In their last game, Michael Conforto and Francisco Lindor went deep from the plate in a 6-5 defeat. The Mets will turn in Marcus Stroman as their starter in this game. The right-handed pitcher is holding a 6-7 record on the season with an ERA of 2.75. Stroman gave up three runs in five innings against Pittsburgh in his last game. The Mets will still need support from the plate in this game.
Players to watch: F. Lindor SS (GP 86, AB 308, R 49, H 70, 2B 11, 3B 1, HR 11, RBI 36, TB 116, BB 41, SO 61, SB 8, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.377, OPS 0.702, WAR 2.1), D. Smith 1B (GP 83, AB 278, R 33, H 70, 2B 11, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 37, TB 108, BB 23, SO 74, SB 2, AVG 0.252, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.388, OPS 0.71, WAR 0.3).
Pittsburgh Pirates have won 34 games on the season and dropped 56 in return. The Pirates are 10 games behind the Cardinals in the fourth. In their last game, the Pirates had Rodolfo Castro smash two runs in the ninth inning. The Pirates are yet to reveal their starting pitcher for this game. Overall, Pittsburgh holds the 25th rank in the majors with a team ERA of 4.88. The Pirates have recorded 18 quality starts on the season.
Players to watch: A. Frazier 2B (GP 89, AB 348, R 53, H 115, 2B 26, 3B 4, HR 4, RBI 29, TB 161, BB 33, SO 42, SB 5, AVG 0.33, OBP 0.397, SLG 0.463, OPS 0.86, WAR 2.7), B. Reynolds LF (GP 87, AB 318, R 50, H 96, 2B 21, 3B 0, HR 16, RBI 51, TB 165, BB 42, SO 74, SB 3, AVG 0.302, OBP 0.387, SLG 0.519, OPS 0.906, WAR 3.3).
New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
New York Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’ last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The best online betting site is clearly in favor of the Mets to win this game and cover the spread. The Mets have a better shot at this game with their powerful batting and pitching unit. Back New York to win and cover with ease.
Score Prediction: Mets 4, Pirates 2.