MLB Prediction: Pirates vs Mets
Major League Baseball betting sees the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the New York Mets on Friday, Aug. 14, at Citi Field in New York, NY. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Pittsburgh Pirates (65-46) at New York Mets (63-52)
Date: Friday, Aug. 14
Time: 7:10 p.m.
Venue: at Citi Field in New York, NY.
MLB Betting Lines: Pirates 104, Mets -113
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: PIT: J.A. Happ vs. NYM: Bartolo Colon
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The New York Mets will look to extend their four-game winning streak when they open a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at Citi Field.
The Pirates arrive in the Big Apple, winners of five of their last seven.
Their latest win came by way of a seven-run first inning on Thursday against the Cardinals, fueled by Andrew McCutchen, who had an RBI double to ignite the onslaught.
The Pirates center fielder is 12-for-28 with three homers, 11 RBIs and 19 runs scored in his last eight contests.
Pedro Alvarez, who is 7-for-14 with two homers and three RBIs in his last four games, also contributed in the 10-5 over St. Louis.
Pittsburgh will send J.A. Happ (4-7, 4.78 ERA) to the mound in Friday’s opener after nine days’ rest. The left-hander gave up four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs in his Pittsburgh debut on Aug. 4.
National League East-leading New York is on fire, and is 11 games over .500 for the first time in five years.
After a convincing 12-3 triumph over Colorado on Thursday afternoon, the Mets will go for their eighth consecutive home victory, after improving to 42-18 in Queens this season by recording its 11th win in 13 contests overall.
Offensively, the Mets collected 15 extra-base hits and outscored the Rockies by a 23-5 margin during their four-game sweep.
In an effort to continue their dominance, Bartolo Colon (10-11, 4.76 ERA) will toe the rubber in Game 1.
The veteran right-hander will look to rebound from his seventh loss in eight outings, after allowing four runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings versus Tampa Bay on Sunday. Colon has dominated Pittsburgh in the past, going 4-2 with a 1.97 ERA.
MLB Betting Trends:
PIT are 28-11 in their last 39 Fri. games.
NYM are 9-1 in their last 10 games following a win.
NYM are 13-3 in their last 16 games on grass.
Under is 6-2 in NYM last 8 Fri. games.
Under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
PIT are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in New York.
4* MLB Betting Prediction: Mets -113
The Mets are playing well, and even though Colon was blasted in his last meeting with the Pirates, and as a team New York was manhandled to the tune of 21-4 at Pittsburgh on May 22-24. I like the way the Mets are playing at home and expect them to squeak out a narrow win here.
MLB Baseball Score Prediction: Mets 3, Pirates 2
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