Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Wheeler vs. Gerrit Cole
The New York Mets head to PNC Park on Saturday, May 27, 2017 to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The expected starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the Mets and Gerrit Cole for the Pirates.
The odds for this matchup have New York at +128 and Pittsburgh at -138. The Mets have a 29-10-6 over/under mark and a 17-28-0 run line record. The Pirates are 26-22-0 against the run line and have a 22-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 29-10-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 17-28-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 22-24-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-22-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/24/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 10-day DL (5/22)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (5/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Back 60-day DL (5/1)
04/28/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (4/27)
04/01/17 P Seth Lugo Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 LF Brandon Nimmo Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/30/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
05/06/17 P Jameson Taillon Groin 10-day DL (5/4)
04/26/17 P Antonio Bastardo Quad 10-day DL (4/25)
04/18/17 CF Starling Marte Suspension 80-game suspension
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 19-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 40 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 434 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 412. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
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As a team New York is hitting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 46 hits this season in 137 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .693 and an OPS+ of 193. Jay Bruce is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Mets have 373 hits, including 85 doubles and 61 home runs. New York has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 345 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 22-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Gerrit Cole has a 2-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 61.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 139 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 448 base knocks and 196 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 344 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .366. He has 52 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .462 with an OPS+ of 117. Adam Frazier is hitting .361 this season and he has an OBP of .446. He has collected 35 hits in 97 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Pirates as a unit have 379 base hits, including 72 doubles and 45 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 173 times this year and they have struck out on 343 occasions. They have had 335 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets +128
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