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Mets vs. Pirates odds, line, score prediction, start time: 2024 MLB picks, July 8 bets from proven model

The Pittsburgh Pirates (42-47) host the New York Mets (44-44) in a Monday matinee. After dropping the first game in the series, the Mets have won two straight. New York outlasted the Pirates 3-2 on Sunday. Both teams are currently sit third in the division. The Mets are 13 games back from first in the NL East. On the flip side, Pittsburgh is 10 games back in the NL Central. Christian Scott (0-2, 4.32 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. Meanwhile, Mitch Keller (9-5, 3.48 ERA) is on the mound for Pittsburgh.

The first pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET. The Pirates are listed at -121 on the money line (risk $121 to win $100) in the latest Mets vs. Pirates odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before making any Pirates vs. Mets picks, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It entered Week 16 of the 2024 MLB season a profitable 49-37 on all-top rated MLB picks this season. Dating back to last season, it is on a 24-9 roll on top-rated run-line picks (+1077). Anybody following has seen strong returns. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Mets vs. Pirates and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Pirates vs. Mets:

  • Mets vs. Pirates money line: Pittsburgh -121, New York +102
  • Mets vs. Pirates run line: Pittsburgh -1.5 (+158)
  • Mets vs. Pirates over/under: 8.5 runs
  • NYM: The Mets are fourth in the league in home runs (110)
  • PIT: Pittsburgh is 13th in the majors in team ERA (3.92)
  • Mets vs. Pirates picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back the Mets

Left fielder Brandon Nimmo has been a solid playmaker for this squad. Nimmo runs well defensively and has impressive range to field plenty of balls. At the plate, he has good awareness and instincts as a batter. He leads the squad in RBI (53) with 13 home runs and a .249 batting average. On Saturday, he was 3-of-4 with one run scored and three singles.

Center fielder Harrison Bader has the tools to be effective for New York. Bader has top-end speed to cover a lot of ground in the outfield with a smooth swing offensively. He’s currently batting .271 with six home runs and 32 RBI. On July 1 versus the Washington Nationals, Bader went 2-of-4 with two runs scored. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back the Pirates

Left fielder Bryan Reynolds provides Pittsburgh with a versatile switch hitter. Reynolds runs well in the outfield with a solid arm. He also has a nice swing to make contact and be a run producer consistently. The 29-year-old is hitting .281 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI. In Friday’s win over the Mets, he was 4-of-5 with two dingers and six RBI.

Shortstop Oneil Cruz is an athletic playmaker who can excel on both sides of the game. Cruz owns plus power while having a strong arm to deliver rockets across the field. He logs a .243 batting average with 13 home runs and 39 RBI. On Saturday, Cruz was 1-of-3 with a two-run homer. See which team to pick here.

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