The New York Mets are locked into a tight division battle, sitting just one game ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East ahead of tonight's matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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If you need some help placing that $5 wager, here's how I'm betting tonight's pivotal matchup:
Mets vs Pirates Prediction and Pick
Pirates (+188) vs Mets
I know, I know, what am I doing? Listen, the Mets are obviously one of MLB's best teams, but the NL East leaders are struggling. New York has three straight losses as road favorites, while starting pitcher Taijuan Walker's underlying metrics give cause for concern.
Walker has an expected FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) above 4.86 in seven consecutive starts. For reference, Marco Gonzales has MLB's worst expected FIP at 4.93 on the season. What that means is simple: Walker is pitching like the worst starter in baseball over the last two months. One look at his MLB Statcast Pitching Profile tells you all you need to know:
Pirates' starter Mitch Keller is coming off six strong innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in which he struck out 10 batters, and the Mets' lineup isn't scaring pitchers the way it did early in the year.
With huge odds, I'll place my free wager on Pittsburgh to fade Walker and a slumping offense. Sometimes, we've got to bet with our minds and not our hearts. This is one of those times.
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