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Cardinals vs Mets: UNDER Rides a Run

The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in eight of the last 10 games between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets as those two National League clubs get the second halves of their season underway in MLB odds action on Friday.

The Cardinals will turn to Lance Lynn for Friday night's contest, with the righthander sitting at 6-5 with a 2.90 ERA so far on the season. New York will hand the ball to Noah Syndergaard (4-4, 3.11 ERA) for Friday night's road game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

St. Louis was a -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-3.2 result in favor of the Cardinals today. 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

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 56-33 heading into this matchup, while the New York Mets sit at 47-42 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 8 and the New York Mets sitting at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 19-ranked scoring average of 3.99 runs per game, against a New York Mets offense rated No. 28 and scoring 3.48 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.73 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (7.72 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating R De La Rosa and the Diamondbacks 5-3 on Sunday at Citi Field.

St. Louis lost in extra innings against the Pirates on Sunday as Pittsburgh edged them 6-5 at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at St. Louis, Saturday, July 18th