New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (32-31) at New York Mets (34-28)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Nicasio (5-5) (4.88) vs. J deGrom (3-2) (2.80)
The Line: New York Mets -168 / Pittsburgh Pirates +158 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to the Big Apple to take the field with the New York Mets.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are in desperate need of a change of momentum to lay claim to second in the National League East. The Pirates are mired in a five game slide following an 8-3 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. Buccos starter Jonathan Niese was charged with all eight runs on eleven hits including two homers over 5.1 frames to fall to 6-3. Pitt managed six hits David Freese, Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer driving in runs. Pitt sends Juan Nicasio to the bump coming off a loss coming out of the bullpen. Nicasio threw one inning of relief against the Cardinals where he gave up six runs (four earned) on four hits and two BB including a homerun.
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The New York Mets are hanging around in the National League East as they wait for Washington to stumble. The Mets took a step in the wrong direction with a 5-3 loss at Milwaukee for back to back defeats on Sunday. NYM starter Steven Matz was not at his best with all five runs allowed (four earned) on nine hits through six innings to fall to 7-3. New York totaled seven hits and two walks with Curtis Granderson driving in a run and scoring while Alejandro De Aza and Yoenis Cespedes recording RBI’s. Jacob deGrom toes the rubber in the series opener versus the Pirates Tuesday night. DeGrom comes off a 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh with all three runs plated on six hits in six frames while striking out nine.
The over is 7-3 in Pittsburgh’s last 10 Tuesday games. The under is 10-4-1 in the Mets last 15 Tuesday games and are 19-7 in deGroms last 26 home starts while going 7-3 in deGroms last 10 Tuesday starts. Pittsburgh are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New York and are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings. Going with the better hurler here…