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St. Louis Cardinals home to Mets in baseball betting action

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 13, 7:05 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

14-20TEAM RECORD23-13

The visiting Mets hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

New York puts its faith in starter Jeremy Hefner to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-4. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Lance Lynn, who owns a 5-1 record on the season with a 2.72 ERA.

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Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -200 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mets, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Mets have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 6 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

The Mets were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +185 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mets endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Sunday, with Matt Harvey throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Citi Field.

In their last action, St. Louis was an 8-2 loser at home against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Jaime Garcia's start, as they lost 8-2 against Colorado on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 14