NY Mets at St.Louis Saturday MLB Odds & Betting Preview

Posted by Ted Merrick on July 7, 2017 in

In Major League Baseball, the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals will meet up at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for their middle game of a three game series. The New York Mets are 38-45 on the season, which is third in the National League East. The Mets are 11.5 games back of the Washington Nationals in the division.

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For the Cardinals, they are coming off a win on Thursday. St. Louis has now moved to 41-44 on the season. The Cardinals are 5.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central, and third place. The St. Louis Cardinals are -115 over the New York Mets in this game on Saturday afternoon.

NY Mets at St.Louis Saturday MLB Odds & Betting Preview

When: Saturday July 8, 2017; 3:10pm CT
Where: Busch Stadium; St. Louis, MO
TV: SNY (NY) / FS-M (St.Louis)
Radio: 710 WOR (NY) / KMOX 1120 (St.Louis)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -115

Why Bet on New York Mets?

The New York Mets come into the series with a 19-21 record when playing on the road. The Mets have dropped three straight heading into the series. New York has been outscored 440-339 on the season as well. The Mets were outscored in their three game losing streak 21-7. On the season, the Mets rank 13th in runs scored with 399 on the season. The Mets batting average is .250, led by Michael Conforto, with a .285. Jay Bruce has drove in 57 runs as well for New York. The pitching for the Mets ranks 28th in earned run average with a 4.92, while opponents are batting .269 against them.

According to MyBookie.ag, the St. Louis Cardinals are favorites in the MLB odds against the NY Mets on Saturday.

Why Bet on St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals will need to win their final three games before the All Star Break to reach .500. The Cardinals are coming off a four game split against the Miami Marlins during the week. St. Louis comes into the series with a 24-23 record when playing at home this season. The Cardinals are currently 4-3 during this homestand. The Cardinals saw their young first baseman Luke Voit hit a bomb of a homerun, and drove in three in the win on Thursday. On the season, St. Louis has seen Matt Carpenter lead the team with 14 homeruns and 42 runs batted in. The Cardinals offense is 19th in runs scored, and 16th in team batting average.

Betting Pick & Prediction

The New York Mets will go with Zack Wheeler on the mound in this game. Wheeler has great potential, but we have not seen it in 2017. Wheeler is 3-5 on the season with a 5.01 earned run average. Wheeler has thrown 70 innings and struck out 65, and walked 31 for the Mets.

Adam Wainwright will seek his 10th win of the season. The veteran needs 9.9 innings to reach 100 this season. He has struck out 82 batters and walked 33. The Cardinals righthander has an earned run average of 5.48. Look for Wainwright to go 6 strong, and the Cardinals bullpen nails the game down. Bet the St. Louis Cardinals -115.