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Mets vs Cardinals Baseball Game Preview

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 14, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

14-21TEAM RECORD24-13

The Cardinals get a visit from the New York Mets in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Dillon Gee for the Mets on the hill facing Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals. Gee brings a 2-4 mark to the game, while Westbrook is 2-1 to date on the season.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -142 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 1 and the Mets sitting at No. 13.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Mets batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, New York was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -187 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to St. Louis on Monday at Busch Stadium.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 15