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Pittsburgh Pirates vs NY Mets Prediction 7-5-24 Picks

NY Mets (42-43) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (41-45)
July 5, 2024 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -111 / NY Mets -106; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, July 5th at PNC Park. 

Mets Offense Needs To Be Better

The Mets scored zero runs on Thursday and that led to the 1-0 defeat. Jose Quintana had a strong game going seven innings giving up four hits and zero runs. The Mets offense managed only one hit the entire game. The Mets are averaging 4.87 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.73 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league while the pitching is ranked 23rd. Pete Alonso has hit 18 home runs and driven in 48 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Mets will be Luis Severino who sits with a 5-2 record and an ERA of 3.42. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went seven innings, giving up eight hits and four runs. 

Pirates Look to Bounce Back

The Pirates in the last game faced off against the St. Louis Cardinals, and they didn’t play that well. The Pirates scored only two runs, and they ended up losing by a run. Martin Perez had a strong game, going 7.1 innings, giving up six hits and zero runs. They didn’t give him any run support. The Pirates are averaging 4.0 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.43 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league, while the pitching is ranked 19th. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Paul Skenes, who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 2.06. Over his last four starts, he has gone 27.1 innings and given up only three runs total. 

Why the Pirates Will Beat the Mets 

  • The Pirates have won each of their last 10 games as home favorites against NL East opponents following a home loss.
  • The Mets have lost each of their last four night games against the Pirates at PNC Park following a loss.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the last four games between the Mets and Pirates.
  • The Mets have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six Friday night games against National League opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs NY Mets Prediction

The Mets offense has been an issue heading into this game, and it’s not going to get any easier in this game against Skenes. Skenes gave up only three runs over his last 27.1 innings, and he’s going to really lockdown here. The Mets are going to struggle to get even a run going here, and the Pirates are going to cruise to the victory. The Pirates will only need three or four runs to win on the run line. Back the Pirates on the run line.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Pirates ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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