Shaun Marcum, Shelby Miller take mound in Cardinals vs Mets tilt
New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting New York Mets on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.
It's a pitching duel between Shelby Miller for the Cardinals (5-2 on the year) and Shaun Marcum for New York (0-2 so far).
The Mets were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Mets at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 13 in the same category at 7.7 per game.
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.
Last time out for New York, they were a 10-4 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -171 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets were saddled with a loss last time out in Dillon Gee's start, as they lost 10-4 against St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
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 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets at St. Louis, Thursday, May 16