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New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

St. Louis CardinalsNew York Mets
June 1, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Odds

27-24TEAM RECORD28-23

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York vs St. Louis battle on Friday at Citi Field as the Mets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Johan Santana gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Adam Wainwright brings a 4-5 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.

View St Louis vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Mets as -110 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 13 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 3 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 6-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

The Cardinals were a 10-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 10-7 on Wednesday behind a start from Tim Hudson at Turner Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 10-6 loser as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -150 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets endured a 10-6 loss at the hands of the Phillies on Wednesday, with Dillon Gee throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Citi Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

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

Next up:
St. Louis at NY Mets, Saturday, June 2