St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/16/14
New York Mets (30-38) at St. Louis Cardinals (36-32)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jacob deGrom (R) (0-3) (3.436) vs. Carlos Martinez (R) (0-3) (4.67)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -138 / New York Mets +128 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets face off on Monday at Busch Stadium for game one of their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to gain on the Brewers in the NL Central and they start the week 3.5 games back. The Cardinals are 19-14 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last three games in a row. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .249 with Matt Carpenter hitting .287, Yadier Molina hitting .283, and Matt Holliday hitting .260. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.23 with the starters at 3.05 and the bullpen at 3.62. For game one against the Mets the Cardinals start Carlos Martinez who has worked only out of the bullpen this season. For the year Martinez has allowed 31 hits and 18 earned runs while striking out 28 over 34.2 innings for a 0-3 record and a 4.67 ERA.
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The New York Mets haven’t been playing their best baseball of the season but they are still in contention in the National League East. The Mets are 15-18 on the road this season, 3-7 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a win on Sunday against the Padres. As a team the Mets are hitting .231 with Daniel Murphy hitting .299, David Wright hitting .262, and Lucas Duda hitting .240. The Mets pitching staff has a 3.62 ERA with the starters at 3.74 and the bullpen at 3.41. For game one against the Cardinals the Mets start Jacob deGrom who is still looking for his first Major League win. For the season deGrom has allowed 30 hits and 14 earned runs while striking out 32 over 36.2 innings for a 0-3 record and a 3.44 ERA.
St. Louis is 7-1 in their last eight games, 45-21 in their last 66 home games, and 2-5 in game one of a series. New York is 3-8 as an underdog, 4-9 in their last 13 games, and 1-5 in deGrom’s last six starts. New York is 4-12 in their last 16 games in St. Louis.
The total is set at 7.5 and with these pitchers the over is the easy play. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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