MLB Betting: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets – Wednesday July 19, 2017
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Citi Field; Flushing, NY
Date & Time: Wednesday July 19
Point Spread: New York Mets -142
Quick Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +125
In the third game of a four game series, the New York Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The St. Louis Cardinals have won the first two games of the series. The two wins for the Cardinals have pulled them 4.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central.
For the New York Mets, their back to back losses have pushed them back down to fourth place in the National League East. The Mets are now 41-50 on the season, and look to be out of the postseason chase. The Mets are favorites in this game. New York is listed at -142 over the Cardinals on Wednesday.
New York Struggling at Home
The loss on Tuesday dropped the New York Mets to 21-27 at home this season. After winning two out of three over Colorado, the Mets are looking to snap their three game losing streak. The Mets have scored just 7 runs in those three losses. New York ranks near the middle in runs scored, but just .251 batting average.
Michael Conforto has been the top offensive threat for the Mets. The outfielder is hitting .282 on the season. Jay Bruce has been the slugger for New York, crushing 24 bombs and driving in 62 runs. The pitching for New York has been a disaster. The Mets are 28th in earned run average with a 4.97.
Cardinals Pitching Well
Michael Wacha threw a complete game shut-out in the win on Tuesday. Wacha has been part of a great starting pitching staff for St. Louis. The Cardinals earned run average has dipped to 3.92, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals are third with 50 quality starts in 2017 as well.
Offensively, Jedd Gyorko has been the leader. The third baseman leads the team with a .292 batting average, 14 homeruns and 49 runs batted in. The Cardinals as a team are batting .255, which is 16th in the league. The Cardinals are playing their 6th of a 10 game road trip to start the second half.
Cardinals Win Again
Mike Leake is an underdog in this game against Jacob DeGrom. Leake has been pretty solid this season, despite a record of 6-7. Leake has a 3.14 earned run average. The righthander has thrown over 114 innings for St. Louis, and has a WHIP of 1.20.
Jacob DeGrom has been one of the hottest pitchers in all of the National League. DeGrom has won his last six starts. DeGrom is 10-3 on the season with a 3.48 earned run average. In 119 innings, he has 141 strikeouts. Look for a low scoring game, but in the end, Leake outduels DeGrom. Bet the St. Louis Cardinals +125.