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The New York Mets will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
The Mets will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jonathon Niese in this game. Niese has a 2-4 record and a 5.93 ERA this season.
The Cardinals will counter Niese with Adam Wainwright. Righthander Wainwright has a 2.30 ERA to go along with a 5-2 record this season.
New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Cardinals on May 15. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New York has lost 6 straight games.
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.
New York: 14-23 SU
St. Louis: 26-13 SU
New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 17
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Friday, May 17