The New York Mets are slated to go head-to-head with the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 8, 2024, at the beautiful PNC Park. The game is scheduled to start at 12:35 pm under a clear sky. Leading the charge for the Mets will be pitcher Christian Scott, who carries a 4.320 ERA into the matchup. Across the diamond, the Pirates will counter with Mitch Keller, sporting a 3.484 ERA.

As of now, in the National League East, the Mets find themselves in 8th place with an even record of 44-44, a winning percentage of .500. Comparatively, the Pirates are positioned 10th in the National League Central with a record of 42-47, reflecting a .470 winning percentage.

From the betting perspective, the Pirates are slightly favored with a money line of -120 against the Mets’ +102. The point spread for the game is set at 1.5, and the over/under for total runs is positioned at 8.5. These odds suggest a close game, leaning slightly in favor of the home team, the Pirates. Bettors might look to these details to inform their wagers, keeping in mind the recent form and standings in both teams’ divisions.