18th July – 00:10– Citi Field, N. York.
There is plenty of MLB action on Monday evening and the St Louis Cardinals will face off with the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York the first game of a four match series in a tantalizing looking match-up. The Mets occupy 3rd spot in the National League East while the visitors to the Big Apple sit 3rd in the National League Central
The New York Mets will be out for revenge on Monday after the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 series win over their opponents just a couple of weeks ago. The sides evaluated by our analysis are looking to drag themselves back into play-off contention and Citi Field is expected to host one of the most exciting contests of the week.
Taking to the mound first up for the Metropolitans in this one will almost certainly 6 foot 4 power pitcher Zack Wheeler. In 15 starts this year he has gone 3-6 with a 4.86 ERA, including 0-2 with a 6.94 ERA in his last 3 starts and 2-4 with a 5.35 ERA in 8. Visiting starting pitcher, 35-year old right hander Adam Wainwright has gone 23-7 with a 2.42 ERA in 51 games against the Metsies overall in his career, including 2-2 with a 4.78 ERA in 5 starts in NYC.
Heading into our New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals betting pick, the home side’s 4-13 battering at the hands of the Colorado Rockies wasn’t enough to stop them taking the series 2-1. STL lost 2-1 in their triple header against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Metsies are 5-2 in their last 7 against the Cardinals, though the STL are 2-1 in the last 3, which is probably more relevant to our New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction further down. In their most recent match-up in the Busch Stadium back in May, NY took an 8-3 win to restore some pride from the series loss.
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Adam Wainwright has had his troubles on the road this season (he’s averaged 12.25 rpg outside St. L), and given NYM’s superior record against their opponents on Monday, our New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction is a home victory. The Mets are 31-13 in their last 44 Monday games.
Our free pick selection open with some advice for the runs markets. Wainwright’s stats are pretty damning – he is just too easy to hit off when he throws outside of the Busch Stadium. Over 9.0 runs at even money is too good to pass up. Metropolitans at -1.5 runs at 17/10 is a fantastic price to take advantage of too.