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Mets visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB clash

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 16, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

14-23TEAM RECORD26-13

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.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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

Next up:
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 17
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 17