Mets visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB clash
New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The Cardinals get a visit from the New York Mets in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Jonathon Niese gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 2-4 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Adam Wainwright, who will be looking to improve on his 5-2 mark.
The visitors were +-200 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Cardinals) and the No. 13 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 13 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.
New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cardinals on May 15. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mets endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Shaun Marcum throwing 6 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Busch Stadium.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 17
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 17