Mets vs. Pirates - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (65-46) at New York Mets (63-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
C Morton (7-4) (4.48) vs. B Colon (10-11) (4.76)
The Line: New York Mets -115 / Pittsburgh Pirates +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RTPT, SNY
The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 119 hits and 77 RBI while Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco have combined for 91 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight road games. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he’s 4-7 with a 4.78 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Happ is 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Mets have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 108 hits and 49 RBI while Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have combined for 99 RBI. The New York Mets have won seven straight home games. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Colon is 4-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 23-9 in their last 32 vs. National League East and 10-25 in their last 35 games as a road underdog. The Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-8 in Colons last 9 starts. The Pirates are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in New York and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
It's been a while since Colon has looked like he did in the beginning of the season, and he's won just one of his last nine starts. Colon has also allowed 11 runs in his last three starts. I'll take Pittsburgh and the plus money.