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Cardinals Just Can’t Get It Done Away From St. Louis

There are numerous reasons why the typically dominant St. Louis Cardinals find themselves middling this season but their issues on the road may be the biggest problem facing the squad. The Cards are just 18-23 away from Busch Stadium this season, which includes going 6-14 in their past 20. The Cardinals continue a 10-game road trip when they open a series against the New York Mets on Monday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Mets are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games at home with Zack Wheeler as the starter.
  • Jay Bruce is 11-for-30 with 7 runs and 4 HRs during his current 7-game hitting streak.
  • The Cardinals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games as underdogs against the Mets.

Adam Wainwright should take the bump extremely confident with the righty coming off a dominant performance against the Mets in his most recent start. The 11-year veteran allowed just one run in 6.2 innings of work while recording seven strikeouts and no walks against the Mets on July 8. However, Wainwright has mirrored the Cardinals’ road woes with an 8.36 ERA in eight starts away from St. Louis.

Zack Wheeler looks for some consistency in his first start since the break with the righty bouncing between amazing and downright terrible. The right-hander looked great in his most recent starts, as Wheeler surrendered just two earned runs in his two starts during July.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Mets as -121 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The OVER/UNDER was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-3.7 win for the Cardinals. 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 sport a record of 41-48 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 44-47 on the season. 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. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 9 ranked offense (4.87 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.37 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8.62 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.62 hits on average).

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 4.43 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis suffered a 4-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Sunday, as Carlos Martinez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 13-4 to Colorado on Sunday at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at New York, Tuesday, July 18

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