New York Mets at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/16/2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 7:15 PM on SNY, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
New York Mets - Niese, J (3-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Wacha, M (4-5)
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Jonathon Niese will be getting the start for the New York Mets on Tuesday night when they face Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the teams' three-game series.
Jonathon Niese picked up his fourth consecutive no decision last Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers even through he deserved a win in that outing. He went 7.2 innings in that game and allowed just one run on six hits while walking one and striking out a season-high eight batters. Niese has a 3-3 record this year with a very nice 2.54 ERA.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has five hits in his 13 at-bats against Niese with a double, three walks and an RBI. Allen Craig is just 1-for-8 against him with two strikeouts.
22-year-old Michael Wacha could only make it through five innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road last week and picked up his fifth loss of the year. He allowed four runs in those five innings of work and walked four without picking up any strikeouts. Wacha has struggled a bit recently, but he still has a solid 2.88 ERA and has only given up four home runs in 84.1 innings this season.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is 0-for-3 against Wacha on five plate appearances with two walks and a strikeout. Daniel Murphy is 2-for-5 against him with a strikeout.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 30-29-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.1
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/02/14 CF Juan Lagares Ribs 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
St Louis Cardinals
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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