Mets vs. Cardinals - 7/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (52-46) at New York Mets (52-45)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
C Martinez (9-6) (2.83) vs. N Syndergaard (9-4) (2.43)
The Line: New York Mets -141 / St. Louis Cardinals +131 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets begin a three-game series early Monday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis 106 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 53 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 14 home runs. Carlos Martinez gets the nod, and he’s 9-6 with a 2.83 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-1 with a 0.57 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.37 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yoenis Cespedes leads New York with 92 hits, Asdrubal Cabrera has 31 RBI and Curtis Granderson has 16 home runs. Noah Syndergaard takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 2.43 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s second career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games and 16-5 in Martinezs last 21 road starts. The Mets are 23-5 in their last 28 Monday games and 9-3 in Syndergaards last 12 starts. The under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
You guys know how I feel about Martinez, as he's one of the top young pitchers in baseball and I try to get him at good prices whenever I can. Also, Martinez has allowed three or less runs in nine straight games. Also, Syndergaard has been shaky lately. I'll gladly take the plus money here.