Cardinals vs. Mets - 7/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (47-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (56-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
N Syndergaard (4-4) (3.38) vs. L Lynn (6-5) (2.90)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -140 / New York Mets +130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, FSN-MW
The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Friday night.
The New York Mets look to remain hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 81 hits and 25 RBI while Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda have combined for 76 RBI. The New York Mets have won five of their last seven road games. Noah Syndergaard gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 100 hits and 46 RBI while Kolten Wong and Yadier Molina have combined for 69 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last eight home games. Lance Lynn takes the hill, and he’s 6-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 1-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Syndergaards last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 5-2 in Lynns last 7 starts. The Mets are 17-36 in the last 53 meetings in St. Louis.
The break couldn't have come at a better time for a Cards team that blew some bad games down the stretch. I look for the real Cardinals to show up here and get the second half started right. Also, the Mets aren't good on the road despite what they've done recently.