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New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets
Date & Time Friday June 14, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
New York, New York
The Line
New York Mets -119 / St. Louis Cardinals +109 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
SNY, FSMW
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets will match up on the MLB diamond Friday to continue their series.

In the Thursday opener of this set, the teams got in most of the game, but had to submit to a weather suspension in the bottom of the ninth, tied at 4-4. That game will be made concluded Friday evening.

For the Friday game, the Cardinals will be sending out Daniel Ponce de Leon in the start. Over 5.0 innings of work this season in one appearance, Ponce de Leon has a 1.80 ERA with seven Ks and three walks.

Over on the Mets’ side, they’re going with Steven Matz in the start Friday. In his 62.2 innings and 5-4 record this year, Matz has a 3.88 ERA with 66 Ks and 20 BBs.

The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last eight in game two of a series and 1-8 in their last nine Friday games. The under is 6-0 in St. Louis’ last six Friday games and the over is 4-1 in the last five in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Mets are 6-1 in their last seven in game two of a series and 2-5 in their last seven Friday games. New York is 7-0 in Matz’s last seven home starts and 10-4 in his last 14 starts.

We’ve only got the one start this year to gage Ponce de Leon from, but the early returns have been solid. Last year he carried a 2.73 ERA over 33.0 innings in 11 appearances.

As for Matz, we’ve got a clearer picture with three quality starts in his last four games—though it did take him 120 pitches to get through 6.0 innings his last time out.

This should be a pretty interesting matchup on the mound, and I’ve got enough faith in Ponce de Leon to take the Cards as the road dogs.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals +109

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