Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Prediction MLB Picks 4/16/24

New York Mets (7-8) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (11-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Jose Quintana (1-1) (3.45) vs Jared Jones (1-2) (4.00)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -130 / Pittsburgh Pirates +110 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets meet Tuesday in MLB action from Citi Field. Here’s a Pirates vs Mets prediction. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Pittsburgh Pirates recent form and player performance

• The New York Mets recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Pittsburgh Pirates

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Mets

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Pirates and Mets

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Pirates vs Mets game

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pirates played the Philadelphia Phillies in their weekend series. Pittsburgh managed to win two of four games in that set. On Monday versus the Mets, the Pirates took a 6-3 loss by blowing a brief 3-0 lead. Andrew McCutchen, Connor Joe and Jared Triolo provided the RBI in the defeat.

In the starting role for the Tuesday matchup the Pirates will likely go with Jared Jones. So far this season Jones is 1-2 with a 4.00 ERA.

New York Mets Betting Preview

Over on the Mets’ side, they were able to win two of three games over the Kansas City Royals in their weekend set. On Monday New York managed eight hits in the victory. Adrian Houser had two earned on two hits and five walks in 5.1 innings in the start, while Harrison Bader provided a pair of RBI on a 1-for-3 evening.

Jose Quintana will take the mound for the starting pitcher role on Tuesday. This year in three starts Quintana is 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 15.2 innings. Quintana is 93-94 with a 3.74 ERA in 331 career MLB games (305 starts).

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Pete Alonso has hit at least one home run in three of the Mets' last five home games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Nimmo has recorded an RBI in each of the Mets' last seven games against the Pirates at Citi Field.
  • Brett Baty has recorded at least one hit in each of the Mets' last 10 games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded at least one total base in each of the Mets' last 10 home games against the Pirates.
  • Harrison Bader has scored a run in each of his last five appearances against the Pirates.
  • Brett Baty has recorded at least one Single in each of the Mets' last eight games against NL opponents that held a winning record.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight road appearances.
  • Andrew McCutchen has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances.
  • Joey Bart has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances.
  • Connor Joe has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Connor Joe has recorded at least one hit in each of the Pirates' last six games against the Mets.
  • Connor Joe has recorded at least one total base in each of the Pirates' last six games against the Mets.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Mets rank T1st in the league for strikeouts against this season (115).
  • The New York Mets rank T4th in the league for strikeouts this season (156).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (81).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 26th in the league for strikeouts against this season (170).

Pirates vs Mets Prediction

I’ll probably just stay with the Mets here. Quintana was a little shaky at times over 5.1 innings versus Atlanta his last time up, but he still got the win. Quintana gave up five hits and two walks in that one, which makes 16 total hits and eight walks in 15.2 combined innings over three starts this year. He should be okay Tuesday if all goes well, though.

On Monday the Mets had a pretty well-rounded offensive effort. Six different players had at least one hit. The bullpen performed admirably—outside of a shaky Drew Smith on 0.2 innings, one earned, one hit and one walk—as well. New York should have a good shot at keeping it going in game two.

Andrew’s Pick New York Mets -130

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