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New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Busch Stadium.

The Mets will trot Jeremy Hefner out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hefner has a 0-4 record and a 4.24 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Lance Lynn. The righthander has a 2.72 ERA to go along with a 5-1 record this season.

The Mets were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was an 8-2 loser at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
New York has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 14-20 SU
St. Louis: 23-13 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to NY Mets, Tuesday, May 14