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St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets - 4/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Sunday April 21, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals +105 / New York Mets -115 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FSMW, WPIX
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The New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals will match up on the MLB circuit Sunday to finish their series.

The Mets managed a 5-4 victory in the opener on Friday, then in game two of this set Saturday the Cardinals scored five runs in the first three innings on the way to a big 10-2 win.

The Mets will be rolling with Noah Syndergaard on Sunday in the start. Over his 24.0 innings and 1-1 record this season, Syndergaard has a 5.62 ERA with 29 Ks and five walks.

The Mets only managed four hits in the Saturday loss, and only one of those was an extra-base knock. Amed Rosario did hit a triple however, and came away with an RBI and a run.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re going with Dakota Hudson on Sunday. In his 13.1 innings and 0-1 mark this season, Hudson has a 6.08 ERA with 13 Ks and 10 walks.

St. Louis peppered in runs for just about the whole game Saturday, and the team came up with 10 hits. Jose Martinez finished with a double, three hits, a run and three RBI, and Paul Goldschmidt put up a solo homer.

The Mets are 1-4 in the last five in game three of a series and 4-0 in Syndergaard’s last four Sunday starts. New York is 4-1 in Syndergaard’s last five road starts and 4-1 in his last five starts overall.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 5-2 in the last seven Sunday games and the over is 3-1-1 in their last five Sunday games. The under is 41-19-2 in St. Louis’ last 62 in game three of a series.

So far this year, Syndergaard has really only had one “good” start, with two earned on one hit in 6.0 innings versus the Nats April 4—the odd thing is, that’s where Syndergaard’s loss came from.

As for Hudson, he did okay versus the Dodgers (4.2 innings; six hits; zero earned) but not so much in his last start in Milwaukee (3.2 innings; eight hits; six earned). Even if he’s cruising, Hudson probably won’t stay in too far past the fifth inning.

I’m not too thrilled about either pitcher right now, but if Syndergaard can put together a good start the Mets could be in position to bang out another one here.

Pick:
New York Mets -115

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