New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Tips 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the venue where Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-60, 5th in NL Central) will play the New York Mets (51-55, 4th in NL East) on Friday.
The Mets have been an inconsistent play for baseball bettors, having gone 52-55-0 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 43.5% of the time, going 47-61-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 53-44-10.
New York is covering 40.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 24-35-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is covering 46.0% of the time at PNC Park, going 23-27-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 61-43-4.
Key New York Mets Injuries
8/1/2019 Jeff McNeil LF Wrist Probable for Aug 1
7/31/2019 Juan Lagares CF Illness Probable for Aug 1
7/31/2019 Dominic Smith 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/27/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/12/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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
7/31/2019 Clay Holmes RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2019 Erik Gonzalez SS Collarbone Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/28/2019 Steven Brault SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/27/2019 Rookie Davis RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/25/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
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 51-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Steven Matz has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.27 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 358 hitters and walked 164 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 4.5. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 946 base hits and 482 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 998. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team New York is hitting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .429 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. Pete Alonso is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 99 hits this season in 385 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 150. Amed Rosario is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 394 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Mets have 936 hits, including 177 doubles and 153 home runs. New York has walked 344 times so far this season and they have struck out 946 times as a unit. They have left 750 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 47-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.87, Trevor Williams has a 3-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 75 strikeouts over the 88.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 97 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 435 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 978 base knocks and 528 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 17th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .326. He has 115 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 406 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 112. Josh Bell is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 113 hits in 399 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Pirates as a unit have 1,008 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates
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