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MLB Game Preview - Mets underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 4, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The New York Mets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

Matt Harvey gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Mets on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Jamie Garcia, who will be looking to improve on his 3-6 mark.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 4 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.5 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -154 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-4 on Monday behind a start from Joe Kelly at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
NY Mets are 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at St. Louis, Wednesday, September 5