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New York Mets Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

New York Mets
Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Citi Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets battle on Thursday at Citi Field as the Mets try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

New York sends Bartolo Colon out against Lance Lynn for the St. Louis Cardinals in this game. Colon is 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA on the season, while Lynn is 4-0 on the year and has a 3.42 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Mets as 118 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.4 win for the Cardinals on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.2-3.4 result in favor of the Cardinals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets sport a record of 11-10 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 12-10 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked New York Mets and the No. 5-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Stats Matchup

The game also pits New York Mets No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.09 in runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have averaged 7.43 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.32 hits per game).

New York owns the No. 17 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Michael Wacha fanned 10 batters in a 3-2 loss against New York in the team's last game, played on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, April 25th
New York home to Miami, Friday, April 25th

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