New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
New York opens at +115 while St. Louis opens at -125. The Mets have a 11-10-0 over/under record and a 13-8-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 12-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 13-8-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-11-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-10-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jason Vargas Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/23/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (04/20)
04/13/18 P Sam Tuivailala Knee 10-day DL (04/10)
03/31/18 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/31)
03/31/18 P Brett Cecil Shoulder 10-day DL (03/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 15-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 39 strikeouts over his 27.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 163 base hits and 79 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 221. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team New York is hitting .235, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Todd Frazier is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 18 hits this season in 69 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 146. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .349 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 83 at bats. His OPS+ is 172 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Mets have 163 hits, including 35 doubles and 21 home runs. New York has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 191 times as a unit. They have left 142 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 102 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 13-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.42, Carlos Martinez has a 2-1 record and a 1.14 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 72 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 179 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 189 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jose Martinez comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .398. He has 26 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 152. Tommy Pham is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .477. He has collected 24 hits in 69 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Cardinals as a unit have 184 base hits, including 32 doubles and 31 homers. St. Louis has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 198 occasions. They have had 159 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +115
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