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St. Louis Cardinals host New York Mets in baseball action

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 3, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

64-70TEAM RECORD72-62

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling St. Louis on Monday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Joe Kelly in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-6 mark on the year. New York counters with Collin McHugh, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Cardinals) and the No. 12 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on New York at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Mets enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Sunday, with Chris Young throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at Marlins Park.

The Cardinals were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Sunday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 5 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
NY Mets are 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games

Next up:
NY Mets at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 4