New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (49-84) vs New York Mets (85-50)
Game Info: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)
Mitch Keller (4-10) (4.43) vs Taijuan Walker (10-3) (3.45)
Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +185 / New York Mets -215 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Mets will play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 1 of their series at PNC Park on Tuesday night after their game on Monday was postponed.
The New York Mets are 85-50 this season and have lost two games in a row. New York is coming off of a series loss against Washington, where they lost two out of the three games played. The New York pitching staff has a 3.52 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average this season. The Mets offense has scored 626 runs with a .256 batting average and a .327 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .266 with 32 home runs and 106 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is Taijuan Walker who is 10-3 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 122.2 innings pitched this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 49-84 this season and have lost four games in a row. Pittsburgh is coming off of a series loss against Toronto, where they lost all three games played in the series. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a .262 opponent batting average. The Pirates offense has scored 467 runs with a .219 batting average and a .286 on base percentage this year. Bryan Reynolds is batting .251 with 21 home runs and 48 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Mitch Keller, who is 4-10 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 124 innings pitched this season.
New York is 7-1 in their last 8 games against the NL Central and 2-8 in their last 10 Tuesday games. The under is 5-0 in New York’s last 5 Tuesday games. Pittsburgh is 6-14 in their last 20 Tuesday games and 7-20 in their last 27 game one’s of a series. The under is 5-0 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 games. The over is 9-2 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.
New York continues to fight off the Braves in the NL East, while Pittsburgh has one of the worst records in baseball. New York is starting Taijuan Walker, who has allowed five runs over his last 12.1 innings. For the Pirates, Mitch Keller has allowed eight earned runs over his last 11.2 innings pitched. I am taking the Mets to win this game by at least two runs.