Pirates vs Mets Series Preview: Mets Holding On to NL East in Close Race

Met's Want Sweep, Pirates Hope to Play Spoiler

Pirates vs Mets Series Preview: With 18 games to play, the Mets hold a slim half-game lead over the Atlanta Braves for supremacy in the National League East, tied in the loss column. For the Pirates, this marks the team’s fourth straight season of being a non-factor.

Before diving deeper into our Pirates vs Mets series preview, let’s look at some relevant trends that might help us beat the number, tonight. New York (-275) has beaten Pittsburgh in five of their last seven meetings and has now won 38 of their last 53 after a loss.

The Pirates are just 58-131 (30.69%) on the road dating back to the end of 2020 and 26-61 (.299) on the road against right-handed pitching. The over in this series is 4-1 in their last five meetings and 34-15-2 in their last 51 in New York.

Game Information

  • Game: Pittsburgh Pirates (55-88) at New York Mets (89-55)
  • Location: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
  • Day/Time:
  • Television: FOX, ATPT

Pirates on Way to Third Straight Season Playing Under .400

The Pirates odds to win World Series are now a distant memory! It’s been seven years since the Pirates found themselves in a position to cash any hopeful World Series futures tickets. What are the current MLB World Series odds?

Just once in 30 seasons have the Bucs played in the postseason that didn’t include a 1-game playoff gimmick (2013). It’s unclear how owner Robert Nutting can persuade the fan base to shell out season ticket money every season when they and baseball have very little interest in competing for a crown, something that hasn’t happened in 41 years.

After a sweep of the Reds, Derek Shelton’s team has matched a season-high four straight wins. That may have prevented another 100-loss season, but they’ve all but locked up another losing season for their backers. Over the last four years, Pittsburgh is just 204-323 (.387) with 4388 units lost for $100 bettors.

Outside of 2018 when they turned a small 216 unit profit, the Black and Gold are 439-572 (.434) -5732 units since 2016. This is a bad franchise with ownership that should sell the team to an owner who wants to win or move them out of Pittsburgh where more local revenue would be generated.

Mets Hanging On to Lead In NL East, One Series Left With Braves

Continuing our Pirates vs Mets series preview: New York thought that September would be a breeze with their first five full series against teams that will not entice bettors to have a World Series future odds ticket in their wallet for a few seasons.

So far the Mets are just 5-7 against the Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, and the Chicago Cubs who finished off a sweep of the New Yorkers to start the week. Now it’s back to the Pirates who are looking for their longest winning streak in three seasons.

Despite the recent slide, the Mets (+873 units) are still the third-best team in baseball in terms of units won. Since 2013, the Mets have had just one (2019) profitable season against the Pirates, losing 31 of 55 games (-1090 units).

Public Pounding Mets from Every Possible Angle

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking money line or run-line, early wagering indicates that the public will be all over New York in this one. The consensus number (-275) has held steady but expects to rise with 92% of all parlays and 97% of run-line tickets featuring the New York Mets.

To conclude our Pirates vs Mets Series Preview, it’s critical to be smart about your bankroll even more in September. You want to end the season in the black by ensuring you’ll have plenty of cash for MLB playoff.  That doesn’t include laying a huge number with the Mets or crossing our fingers with a big plus money wager on the Bucs. Instead, lay some cash down on the under (7.5 -115) to get the job done.

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