New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (49-84) vs New York Mets (85-49)

Game Info: Monday, September 5, 2022 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (4-10) (4.43) vs Taijuan Walker (10-3) (3.45)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +179 / New York Mets -195 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park.

The Mets come into this game with an 85-50 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Over the last two games, the Mets have scored only two runs while the pitching staff has given up 14 runs. The Mets offense is averaging 4.64 runs per game which is 6th best in the league. Pete Alonso is having a strong season hitting 32 home runs and driving in 106 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 49-84 record overall and they have lost four games in a row. Over the last four games the Pirates have scored only five runs total, and they need to find a way to get the offense going early in this game. The Pirates are averaging 3.51 runs which is 28th in the league. The pitching is giving up 5.08 runs per game also. 

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On the mound for the Mets will be Taijuan Walker who sits with a 10-3 record and an ERA of 3.45. In his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and three runs.

On the mound for the Pirates will be Mitch Keller who sits with a 4-10 record and an ERA of 4.43 In his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

The Pirates are 8-0 in their last eight home games. The under is 5-0 in the Pirates last five games on grass. The under is 6-0 in the Pirates last six games following a loss. The under is 5-0 in the Pirates last five games against a right handed starter.

Walker gave up three runs in his last start, and it will be even less in this game. The Pirates offense has been an issue all season but especially coming into this game the bats have been ice cold. Look for the Mets to score enough off of Keller who sits with an ERA of 4.43 and that will be the difference here. Back the Mets on the run line. 

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