New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Betting Tips 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Joe Musgrove
PNC Park is the venue where Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-61, 5th in NL Central) will play the New York Mets (53-56, 4th in NL East) on Sunday.
The Mets have been a less than ideal choice for MLB bettors, having gone 53-56-0 SU. The Pirates cover 44.0% of the time, going 48-61-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a hot and cold Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 54-45-10.
The Mets cover 41.0% of the time on the road, having gone 25-36-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 47.1% of the time at PNC Park, going 24-27-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 62-43-4.
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Key New York Mets Injuries
8/2/2019 Juan Lagares CF Illness Probable for Aug 3
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
7/31/2019 Dominic Smith LF 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
8/1/2019 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 53-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 137 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 365 hitters and walked 171 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 4.49. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 959 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 1,012. 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 4.24.
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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 .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 101 hits this season in 393 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 150. Amed Rosario is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 402 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Mets have 953 hits, including 181 doubles and 154 home runs. New York has walked 350 times so far this season and they have struck out 959 times as a unit. They have left 762 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 511 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 48-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Joe Musgrove has a 8-9 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 121.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 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 4.93. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 986 base knocks and 530 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 391 hitters and struck out 952 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 4.77.
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 .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .327. He has 117 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 411 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .501 with an OPS+ of 114. Josh Bell is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 114 hits in 402 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Pirates as a unit have 1,017 base hits, including 224 doubles and 116 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 847 occasions. They have had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 512 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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