New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Tips 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Chris Archer
PNC Park is the venue where Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-61, 5th in NL Central) will take on the New York Mets (53-55, 4th in NL East) on Saturday.
The Mets have been a hot and cold option for wagerers, having gone 53-55-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 43.5% of the time, going 47-61-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a solid Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 53-45-10.
New York covers 41.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 25-35-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh covers 46.0% of the time at PNC Park, going 23-27-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a rough Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 61-43-4.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/2/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/2/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/1/2019 Juan Lagares CF Illness Probable for Aug 2
7/31/2019 Dominic Smith 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/2/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/2/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
8/1/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
7/31/2019 Clay Holmes RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/27/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/25/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/24/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
6/25/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 53-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 6-11 record with an earned run average of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 99 strikeouts over his 124.2 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 363 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 949 base hits and 482 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 354 batters and struck out 1,006. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team New York is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The Mets hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 109 hits this season in 398 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 100. Pete Alonso is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .581. The Mets have 944 hits, including 178 doubles and 154 home runs. New York has walked 347 times so far this season and they have struck out 953 times as a unit. They have left 754 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 507 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 47-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.58, Chris Archer has a 3-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 116 strikeouts over the 101.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 437 batters and walked 193 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.95. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 977 base knocks and 527 earned runs this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 388 hitters and struck out 946 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Pirates hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .364. He has 113 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 399 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 144. Starling Marte is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 115 hits in 406 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Pirates as a unit have 1,007 base hits, including 223 doubles and 115 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out on 841 occasions. They have had 746 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 504 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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