New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks

May 21, 2012


The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at PNC Park.
Lefthander Johan Santana will take the mound for the Mets to start this game. Santana is 1-2 this season with a 2.89 ERA.
Starting this game for the Pirates will be Erik Bedard. The lefthander has a 3.07 ERA to go along with a 2-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
New York was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They won as +137 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -172 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Team records:
New York: 22-19 SU
Pittsburgh: 19-22 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets’s last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets’s last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
NY Mets are 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Mets, Tuesday, May 22

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