The New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet for game one of their series today from Citi Field. All odds for all MLB games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Mets have actually won three games in a row, but have struggled the most part of the second half of the season. They are just 33-44 at home this season and are 23 games back in the division. For the first game of the series against the Pirates the Mets will pitch Jerry Mejia who will be making only his fourth appearance this season. In six innings he is pitching to a 9.00 ERA.
The Pirates were in the thick of contention for a while, but have slid mightily as of late. They will not be making the postseason this year and that is largely due to a 33-44 road record. They will pitch Kyle McPherson tonight who has also worked the majority of the year from the bullpen. In just 16 innings he is pitching to 2.25 ERA.
New York is 17-35 in their last 52 home games, 6-1 in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, and 4-11 in their last 15 games overall. Pittsburgh is 17-35 in their last 52 games overall, 1-8 in their last nine games as an underdog, and 1-5 in their last six Monday games. Pittsburgh is 6-13 in the last 19 meetings of these two.
Both of these teams have not been playing well lately at all. We will give a slight advantage to Pittsburgh was the better team at online sportsbook usa.