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St. Louis favored by -185 against New York on Tuesday

New York MetsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 20, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

73-80TEAM RECORD84-69

The St. Louis Cardinals host New York on Tuesday, looking to build on their 84-69 mark against the 73-80 Mets in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

For the Cardinals, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mets hitters off the base paths. He'll face Michael Pelfrey, 7-12 on the year.

View NY Mets vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -185 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 6 and the Mets sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

New York was a 7-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Braves. They won as +175 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. New York rolled to a 7-5 win against Atlanta on Sunday, as Dillon Gee and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Turner Field.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on St. Louis at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roy Halladay and the Phillies 4-3 on Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mets at Cardinals trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets' last 15 games on the road
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at St. Louis, Wednesday, September 21