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Moneyline Favors St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Battle with New York Mets

The visiting New York Mets hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Adam Wainwright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Seth Lugo will be his counterpart for the New York Mets. Adam Wainwright is 9-7 this season, and Seth Lugo is 0-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -175 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.6-3.2 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (67-58) will face the 63-63 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 23-rated New York Mets in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 5.01 runs per nine innings, against the No. 28 line up of the New York Mets at 3.79 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.03 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.44 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York suffered a 8-1 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as J deGrom wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Mets's last 21 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Philadelphia, Friday, August 26th
St. Louis home to Oakland, Friday, August 26th