New York Mets at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/17/2014
Wednesday, June 18, 12:45 PM on SNY, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
New York Mets - Colon, B (6-5) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Lynn, L (7-4)
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Veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon will be going for his seventh win of the season for the New York Mets when they go up against Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.
Bartolo Colon picked up win number six last week against the San Diego Padres after giving up just two earned runs in 7.1 innings of work. He allowed four hits in that outing and struck out seven while walking just one. Colon now has a 6-5 record on the year with a 4.15 ERA and he has struck out 7.2 batters per nine innings, which is over a batter and a half more than last season.
Veteran Jhonny Peralta has just two hits in 11 plate appearances against Colon with no extra-base hits and three strikeouts. None of the current Cardinals have been able to hit a home run off of the right-hander.
Last Friday, Lance Lynn won his seventh game of the season when he was able to defeat the Washington Nationals at home. He pitched eight scoreless innings in that outing and allowed just two hits while striking out eight and walking no one. On the year, Lynn has allowed just six home runs in 85.1 innings and he currently owns a 3.16 ERA.
Daniel Murphy hasn't been able to hit a home run off of Lynn yet, but he is 5-for-11 against him with two doubles and three RBI.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 30-29-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is -0.1
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-36-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
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
06/14/14 P Adam Wainwright Elbow questionable
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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