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    Booksmakers give the New York Mets (91-55) the edge (-461 on the moneyline) to add on to their three-game winning streak when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-90), at +353, on Sunday at 1:40 PM ET. Jacob deGrom starts for New York while Pittsburgh will counter with Johan Oviedo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 18, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:40 PM ET
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -461 6.5

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets rank 15th in MLB play with 151 total home runs.
    • The Mets’ .258 batting average is fourth-best in the majors.
    • The Mets rank second in the league with an on-base percentage of .330.
    • Mets batters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Mets average 1.0 home run per home game this season (72 total at home).
    • The Mets are averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .394 at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .251.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso leads New York with 147 hits, batting .269 this season with 60 extra-base hits.
    • Alonso ranks 45th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging among qualifying batters in the majors.
    • Francisco Lindor has an OPS of .786, fueled by an OBP of .342 and a team-best slugging percentage of .444 this season.
    • Lindor is 51st in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 53rd in slugging among qualifying hitters.
    • Lindor enters this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .190 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.
    • Brandon Nimmo has 139 hits this season and has a slash line of .262/.358/.416.
    • Jeff McNeil is slashing .317/.371/.443 this season and leads the Mets with an OPS of .814.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 17th in Major League Baseball with 146 home runs.
    • The Pirates have a team batting average of just .222 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of just .288 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 75 road contests this season.
    • In 75 road games this season, they’re slugging .361 with 190 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.3 base hits per game and batting .217 on the road this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up an on-base percentage of .335, a slugging percentage of .447, and has 125 hits, all club-bests for the Pirates.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Reynolds is 69th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 58th and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .244 with 22 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 45 walks.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Hayes ranks 90th in batting average, 93rd in on-base percentage and 125th in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel is batting .231 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 42 walks.
    • Michael Chavis is batting .238 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.

    Mets vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    deGrom Oviedo
    8 GS 4
    5-2 W-L 3-2
    2.01 ERA 3.34
    49.1 IP 35.0
    4 BB 17
    73 SO 36

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