Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets - 9/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets (91-55) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (55-90)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Chris Bassitt (13-8) (3.44) vs Bryse Wilson (3-8) (6.03)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -350 / Pittsburgh Pirates +260 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the New York Mets in Game 3 of their series at Citi Field on Saturday night.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 55-90 this season and have won four of their last six games. Pittsburgh has lost the first two games of this series by scores of 7-1 and 4-3. The Pittsburgh pitching staff has a 4.63 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average this season. The Pirates offense has scored 519 runs with a .222 batting average and a .288 on base percentage. Bryan Reynolds is batting .257 with 23 home runs and 54 RBI’s for the Pirates this season. The projected starter for Pittsburgh is Bryse Wilson, who is 3-8 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP over 94 innings pitched this season.

The New York Mets are 91-55 this season and have won two games in a row. Prior to winning the first two games of this series, New York lost all three games in their series against the Cubs. The New York pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored 683 runs with a .258 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this year. Pete Alonso is batting .269 with 35 home runs and 113 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is Chris Bassitt, who is 13-8 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 165 innings pitched this season.

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Pittsburgh is 20-53 in their last 73 game three’s of a series and 0-7 in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 5-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 6 game three’s of a series. New York is 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and 38-18 in their last 56 home games. The over is 4-1 in New York’s last 5 game three’s of a series. Pittsburgh is 0-5 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

New York has been able to win two games in a row, but continues to have the Braves right on their heels. The Mets are starting Chris Bassitt, who has allowed eight earned runs over his last 16.2 innings pitched. For the Pirates, Bryse Wilson has allowed 10 runs over his last 14.2 innings pitched. I like the over here.

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