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NY Mets vs. Pittsburgh,
08/02/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 4 - 8
Point Spread: +1½/-158 Pittsburgh
8* Pittsburgh Run Line (7:05 ET): Please note that this is a run line play only where I am backing the Pirates at +1.5. The Mets are a hot team right now and we backed them yesterday as they won for a seventh straight time, shutting out the White Sox 4-0. They'd previously swept Pittsburgh, who they're matched up again w/ this weekend. Last weekend's series was in Queens and while I've previously stated that recommendations on the Bucs will be "few and far between," I'm willing to take them at home here, with revenge and getting an additional run and a half.
This seven-game win streak has the Mets within two games of .500 and certainly viable in what's going to be a wide-open Wild Card race in the National League. But let's not go too far w/ the praise. I backed them yday because they were matched up w/ one of the very worst teams in all of baseball. Pittsburgh is probably the NL's 2nd worst team right now (Miami is definitely worse), but they're generally tougher to beat here at PNC Park. It's been an ugly stretch in the Steel City, that's for sure, as the Bucs come into this series having dropped 16 of 19 games since the Break. But five of those losses were by one run, including one to the Mets last weekend.
Admittedly, things don't look that great for the home team coming into this series. Not only have they been losing and are matched up w/ a hot team that just swept them, but they've got some suspensions to deal with as a result of the brawl w/ the Reds a few days ago. There is going to be a lot of pressure here on starter Trevor Williams, but he does have a 1.80 ERA in three previous starts vs. the Mets. He was a 3-0 loser to Steven Matz last Saturday and will oppose Matz again tonight. Matz went the distance in that game for his 1st CG shutout of 2019. But he has a 6.40 ERA and 1.654 WHIP on the road and won't be as effective this time around. 8* Pittsburgh Run Line (+1.5)