Mets vs. Pirates - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (67-46) at New York Mets (63-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Locke (6-7) (4.43) vs. M Harvey (11-7) (2.80)
The Line: New York Mets -158 / Pittsburgh Pirates +148 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to sweep the New York Mets Sunday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Pirates have won seven 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 won five of their last eight road games. Jeff Locke gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 4.43 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Locke is 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mets have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 109 hits and 50 RBI while Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy have combined for 98 RBI. The New York Mets have won seven of their last 10 home games. Matt Harvey takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 2.61 ERA and 135 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 21-9 in their last 30 during game 3 of a series and 2-6 in Lockes last 8 road starts. The Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Harveys last 4 starts. The under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Mets not only have Harvey on the hill, but they get to sleep in their own bed after a long game on Saturday and a quick turnaround. I like the Mets to avoid the sweep here.