The Cardinals and Mets open up a three-game set in the Big Apple tonight with both teams in the hunt for a Wild Card spot. The Cards appear to be offering good value as +140 underdogs as they’ve been hot on the road recently, winning 12 of their last 16 games outside of St. Louis, but Mets’ starter Noah Syndergaard likely doesn’t care as he’s done his best work at Citi Field this season.
- The favored team is 6-1 in the last seven games in this matchup.
- The Mets are 20-4 in their last 24 games on a Monday.
- The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last five games after consecutive losses.
Thor has recorded a win in three of his last four home starts and enters tonight’s game with a 2.30 home ERA. He has a little bit of experience vs St. Louis batters and has had his way with them, limiting them to a .125 batting average in 24 combined at-bats.
Carlos Martinez, who’s quietly having a strong season himself, takes the hill for the Cards and will be attempting to record his third straight win. Martinez has been elite on the road this season, posting a 5-1 record with a 1.71 ERA, holding batters to a .190 batting average.
Totals bettors will be interested to know that these teams have gone UNDER in 13 of their last 16 games against each other, and St. Louis has gone UNDER in six of Martinez’s last seven starts. Oddsmakers are expecting a low scoring game as the total is set at 6.5 runs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the New York Mets in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -141 at BetOnline for Monday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4.0 win for the Mets on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Mets bring a 52-45 record to the battle against the 52-46 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs St. Louis injuries news.
The New York Mets sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 3 on the same chart.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball’s No. 28-rated offensive output, at 7.89 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.94 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.
St. Louis brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets’s No. 2-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 9-6 on Sunday behind a start from S Kazmir at Busch Stadium.
The Mets didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Miami 3-0 on Sunday at Marlins Park.
- St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- St. Louis is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
- St. Louis is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Mets’s last 12 games
- NY Mets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- NY Mets is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
- NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at New York, Tuesday, July 26th