New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 7/8/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (42-45) vs New York Mets (42-44)

Game Info: Monday, July 8, 2024 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (9-5) (3.48) vs Christian Scott (0-2) (4.32)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -109 / New York Mets -110 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet Monday in MLB action from PNC Park. Here’s a New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates prediction. This will be the final installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

The New York Mets recent form and player performance

The Pittsburgh Pirates recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Mets

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Pittsburgh Pirates

Recent betting trends in games played between the Mets and Pirates

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

New York Mets Betting Preview

The Mets played the Washington Nationals in their last series. New York split that one with victories in the first two games 9-7 and 7-2 before a pair of losses. The Mets similarly split the first two games of the Pirates series with results 14-2 (loss) and 5-2 (win). On Sunday New York would power out a 3-2 victory. Sean Manaea came away with 6.0 clean frames, two hits and three walks in the start.

It’ll be Christian Scott in the starter role for the finale Monday. This year in the first six starts of his career Scott is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA. He’s got 27 Ks in 33.1 innings total.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Over on the Pirates’ side, they played the St. Louis Cardinals last week. Pittsburgh only managed one win in that set, a 5-4 result on Wednesday. In Sunday’s game the Pirates would end up blowing a 2-1 lead in the ninth. Starter Luis Ortiz went 6.0 innings with no earned on four hits. Mitch Keller will take the mound for the starter slot Monday. This season so far Keller is 9-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 17 starts. Keller is 34-43 with a 4.51 ERA in 119 games (117 starts) over his career. The Pirates will meet the Brewers and White Sox after this series.

Mets vs Pirates Pick Injury Notes

Pittsburgh placed RP Daulton Jefferies on the 15-day Injured List Saturday.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Jack Suwinski has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Pirates' last eight games as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances with the Pirates as home favorites against the Mets.
  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded at least one Single in each of the Pirates' last five games as favorites against NL East opponents.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances with the Pirates as home favorites against the Mets.
  • Andrew McCutchen has scored at least one run in each of his last seven Monday appearances at PNC Park.
  • Jack Suwinski has hit a home run in each of the Pirates' last three games as home favorites against the Mets.

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Brandon Nimmo has hit a home run in four of the Mets' last five games as road underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Pete Alonso has recorded a Double in three of the Mets' last four games as road underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Francisco Lindor has scored at least one run in six of the Mets' last seven games as underdogs.
  • Jose Iglesias has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Pirates.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Mets' last six games as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Jose Iglesias has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances against the Pirates.
  • Jose Iglesias has recorded at least one Single in 10 of his last 11 road appearances against the Pirates.

New York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Mets. I could probably go either way in this one, though. Scott is coming off a shaky outing versus the Nationals with 5.2 innings and four earned on six hits and two walks. He wasn’t pitching too badly at the end of May, though. As for Keller, he had a shaky loss himself with 5.0 innings and five earned on July 2 versus St. Louis during his last outing.

On Sunday the Mets bagged nine team hits as the offense finally got going in the late innings. (Francisco Lindor did most of the work though, with three hits, two RBI and a run.) Monday’s finale will likely be another close one.

Andrew’s Pick New York Mets -110

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