Cardinals vs. Mets - 8/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (63-62) at St. Louis Cardinals (66-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J deGrom (7-6) (2.73) vs. C Martinez (11-7) (3.24)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -120 / New York Mets +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The New York Mets look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Mets have scored 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The New York Mets offense has caught fire as of late, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Neil Walker leads New York with 113 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 64 RBI and Asdrubal Cabrera has 13 home runs. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 1-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been consistent lately, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 124 hits, Yadier Molina has 39 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has 14 home runs. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.24 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-3 in deGroms last 10 starts. The Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 2-8 in Martinezs last 10 home starts. The Mets are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis.
I usually always side with Martinez and the cheap price given that he's one of the top young pitchers in baseball. That's not changing here, especially with deGrom getting rocked in his last outing. I like the Cards to get back on track with a victory at home.