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MLB Betting Line Favors the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between New York and St. Louis on Monday, with the host Mets trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The New York Mets will turn to Matt Harvey and his 5-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the St. Louis Cardinals send John Lackey (2-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Mets as -144 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.1-4.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

22-16 New York battles the Cardinals, currently with a 25-12 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs St. Louis injuries news.

The New York Mets sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 22 ranked offense (3.92 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.14 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 7.79 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.27 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis rolled to a 2-1 win against Detroit on Sunday, as Lance Lynn and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Citi Field behind starter Noah Syndergaard.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets's last 15 games
  • NY Mets is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at New York, Tuesday, May 19th