Mets vs. Pirates - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (66-46) at New York Mets (63-52)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Happ (4-7) (4.78) vs. J Niese (7-9) (3.46)
The Line: New York Mets -113 / Pittsburgh Pirates +103 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets play game two Saturday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight 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 Neil Walker have combined for 104 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have split their last eight road games. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.48 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Morton is 0-3 with a 3.96 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Mets have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 109 hits and 50 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda have combined for 98 RBI. The New York Mets have won seven of their last 10 home games. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 7-9 with a 3.46 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Niese is 3-2 with a 4.81 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 11-4 in Mortons last 15 starts. The Mets are 44-18 in their last 62 home games and 5-2 in Nieses last 7 starts. The Mets are 5-2 in Nieses last 7 starts vs. Pirates and the Pirates are 1-5 in Mortons last 6 starts vs. Mets.
Niese has allowed just four combined runs in his last three starts, and the Mets have been on fire at home. Hard to pick against the home team here.