Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rafael Montero vs. Adam Wainwright
The New York Mets visit Busch Stadium on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Rafael Montero for the Mets and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +125 and St. Louis at -145. The Mets have a 48-25-10 over/under record and a 35-48-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 37-48-0 against the run line and have a 47-35-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 48-25-10 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 35-48-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-35-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 37-48-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
07/05/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring probable Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
07/01/17 LF Michael Conforto Hand 10-day DL (07/01)
06/28/17 P Robert Gsellman Hamstring 10-day DL (06/28)
06/23/17 P Tommy Milone Knee 60-day DL (05/22)
06/16/17 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 P Matt Harvey Arm 10-day DL (06/15)
06/15/17 2B Neil Walker Hamstring 10-day DL (06/15)
06/14/17 P Josh Smoker Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
05/12/17 P Jeurys Familia Shoulder 60-day DL (05/11)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/26/17 CF Dexter Fowler Heel 10-day DL (06/25)
06/26/17 P Kevin Siegrist Back 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/17 2B Kolten Wong Tricep 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 38-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rafael Montero has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.88. He has 41 strikeouts over his 38.1 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 312 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 409 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 732. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team New York is hitting .250, good for 20th in the league. The Mets hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jay Bruce is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 79 hits this season in 308 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 120. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Mets have 713 hits, including 155 doubles and 126 home runs. New York has walked 291 times so far this season and they have struck out 634 times as a unit. They have left 568 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 399 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 41-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Adam Wainwright has a 9-5 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 90.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 107 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 265 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 724 base knocks and 343 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 268 hitters and struck out 712 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .367. He has 77 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 130. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .293. He has collected 71 hits in 273 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 80 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Cardinals as a unit have 720 base hits, including 148 doubles and 97 homers. St. Louis has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 687 occasions. They have had 565 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 383 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -145
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