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Pirates @ Mets: Matz will look to lead Mets over Pirates

Pirates @ Mets MLB odds spreads and predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets will play in the second game of their series on Saturday.

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler had a solid outing on Friday night. He allowed three runs on six hits and struck out seven batters over 5.1 innings of work in a 6-3 win over the Pirates.

The Mets scored all of their runs via the home run. Jeff McNeil smacked a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning to put New York up 3-1. Todd Frazier ripped a solo homer in the fifth, and Pete Alonso and Wilson Ramos hit solo homers in the sixth inning.

Game information

When is it? Saturday July 27th

What time is first pitch? 7:10 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Citi Field

Which channel is it on? SNY

The lowdown

The Pirates, on the other hand, didn't get a great outing from starting pitcher Dario Agrazal.

Agrazal allowed five runs on four hits over 5.1 innings in the loss. Pittsburgh got two runs in the top of the sixth inning when Adam Frazier hit a two-run homer to bring the Pirates within a run.

The Pirates are on a six-game losing streak.

Pirates @ Mets Run Line

The New York Mets are giving the Pirates 1.5 runs in this baseball game.

Look for the Mets to keep it rolling after a big win over the Pirates on Friday night. I believe Steven Matz will do well on the mound.

New York will hand the Pirates their seventh straight loss.

Pirates @ Mets Over/Under

The over/under in this matchup is set at 9.5 total runs.

My final score prediction: New York Mets 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 3.

Roll with the under in this matchup.

Where the game will be won or lost

The New York Mets will be rolling with left-hander Steven Matz in this matchup.

Matz has a 5-6 record with a 4.75 ERA this season. In his last start on July 21, Matz allowed two runs on six hits and struck out six batters over 6.0 innings pitched in a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

The Pirates, on the other hand, will have Trevor Williams on the mound.

Williams has a 3-3 record with a 4.96 ERA. On July 22, he allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven over five innings in a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Daniel Canova
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