MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets

by Dirty on July 28, 2010

Mets baseball betting The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Citi Field.

Jamie Garcia will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Lefthander Garcia is 9-4 this season with a 2.21 ERA.

Starting this game for the Mets will be ace Johan Santana. The lefthander has a 2.79 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 116-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer in the Mets’ 8-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday night.

New York won as +135 home underdogs, while the game played OVER the 7-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Jose Reyes blasted a two-run shot for the Mets, as Jonathon Niese gave up one run over six innings to pick up the win for New York.

Ryan Ludwick was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for St. Louis, while Adam Wainwright was roughed up for six runs over five innings to take the loss for the Cardinals.

Team records:
St. Louis: 55-45 SU
New York: 51-49 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 0-10

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 7 games
NY Mets are 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to St. Louis, Thursday, July 29

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