Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Tyler Glasnow
The New York Mets visit PNC Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Mets and Tyler Glasnow for the Pirates.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at -125 and Pittsburgh at +115. The Mets have a 30-10-6 over/under record and a 18-28-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 26-23-0 against the run line and have a 23-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 30-10-6 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 18-28-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 23-24-2 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-23-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/27/17 P Seth Lugo Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
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)
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 20-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.36 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 37 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 177 hitters and walked 77 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 440 base hits and 233 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 423. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
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As a team New York is hitting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Michael Conforto is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .423. He has 46 hits this season in 141 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .674 and an OPS+ of 187. Jay Bruce is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 42 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 168 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Mets have 385 hits, including 89 doubles and 63 home runs. New York has walked 171 times so far this season and they have struck out 352 times as a unit. They have left 311 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 22-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.69, Tyler Glasnow has a 2-3 record and a 1.93 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 52 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 143 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 460 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 351 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 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 27th in the league. The Pirates hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Josh Harrison comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .369. He has 54 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 118. Adam Frazier is hitting .347 this season and he has an OBP of .431. He has collected 35 hits in 101 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Pirates as a unit have 385 base hits, including 72 doubles and 46 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 354 occasions. They have had 341 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -125
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