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Cardinals at Mets - 5/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (24-12) at New York Mets (22-16)

MLB Baseball: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

J Lackey (2-2) (3.22) vs. M Harvey (5-1) (2.31)

The Line: New York Mets -144 / St. Louis Cardinals +134 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-MW, SNY, ESPN

The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets begin a four-game series Monday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 44 hits and 24 RBI while Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta have combined for 40 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last eight games on the road. John Lackey gets the nod, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

Cardinals at Mets - 5/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Mets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Mets have scored 19 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Mets have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Lucas Duda leads New York with 40 hits and 14 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 37 RBI. The New York Mets have won four of their last five games on their home field. Matt Harvey takes the hill, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 47 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Lackeys last 7 road starts. The Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Harveys last 7 starts. The under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings. 

The Cardinals are the team that's coming off short rest, has to travel and play some dude named Harvey. I like the Mets to get the job done here. 

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New York Mets -144

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