New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 7/28/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 12:10 PM (Citi Field )

New York Mets -116 / Pittsburgh Pirates +106 O/U: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets will finish up their MLB series on Sunday.

In the Friday opener of this set, the Mets managed a 6-3 win. On Saturday, New York made it two straight with a 3-0 win.

For the Sunday finale, the Pirates will be sending out Chris Archer in the start. Over his 96.2 innings and 3-7 mark so far, Archer has a 5.40 ERA with 112 Ks and 47 BBs.

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The Pirates had five hits in the Saturday game and couldn’t make anything stick. The lone batter with two knocks was Kevin Newman who went 2-for-4.

Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with Jason Vargas on Sunday. In his 88.2 innings and 5-5 record this year, Vargas has a 3.96 ERA with 76 Ks and 36 BBs.

The four hits on Saturday for the Mets were split between three players. JD Davis had the biggest impact with a double and a two-run homer.

The Pirates are 0-4 in their last four in game three of a series and 3-10 in Archer’s last 13 road starts. The over is 22-8 in Pitt’s last 30 in game three of a series and 4-1 in Archer’s last five Sunday starts.

Meanwhile, the Mets are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 5-11 in their last 16 Sunday games. New York is 7-3 in Vargas’ last 10 home starts and 2-5 in his last seven starts with four days’ rest.

Archer had consecutive quality starts going before giving up four earned on seven hits in 6.0 innings during a loss his last time out. He hasn’t recorded a victory since June 6.

As for Vargas, he has two straight wins to his name, with 12.0 innings and three earned on four hits in those. I don’t have a whole lot of faith in the Pirates’ ability to back up Archer these days so I’m going Mets here.

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Andrew’s Pick New York Mets -116

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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