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Cardinals vs. Mets - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (47-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (56-33)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

B Colon (9-7) (4.46) vs. J Lackey (7-5) (2.99)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -155 / New York Mets +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: PIX11, FSN-MW

The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Saturday night.

The New York Mets look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Mets have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight 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 eight road games. Bartolo Colon gets the ball, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.46 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Colon is 4-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Mets - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 101 hits and 47 RBI while Kolten Wong and Jason Heyward have combined for 68 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last eight home games. John Lackey takes the hill, and he’s 7-5 with a 2.99 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 1-0 with a 2.21 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

Colon has allowed just two earned runs in his last 13 innings pitched and is due for a win after the Mets have lost his last four starts. I really like the value of the plus money in this spot with the old guy on the mound. 

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New York Mets +145

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