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New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 22, 1:40 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

73-82TEAM RECORD86-69

Baseball bettors look for value at Busch Stadium on Thursday as host St. Louis battles the New York Mets in baseball odds action.

The Cardinals will turn to Jake Westbrook and his 12-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Chris Capuano (11-12) to the hill.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-170 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Mets odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 7 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Mets have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Mets were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -220 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 6-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Jaime Garcia at Busch Stadium.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
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
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Mets' last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Friday, September 23
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Friday, September 23

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