New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 4/19/2019
Friday, April 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Adam Wainwright
The New York Mets visit Busch Stadium on Friday, April 19, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jason Vargas for the Mets and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +135 and St. Louis at -145. The Mets have a 13-4-1 over/under record and a 11-7-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 12-6-0 against the run line and have a 11-6-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 13-4-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 11-7-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-6-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-6-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
03/25/19 P Drew Smith Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
03/25/19 2B Jed Lowrie Knee 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Todd Frazier Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 LF Yoenis Cespedes Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/18/19 CF Harrison Bader Hamstring 10-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
04/17/19 RF Tyler O'Neill Elbow 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 10-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 14.21 and a WHIP of 2.84 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 19.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.87 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .289 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 172 base hits and 98 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 181. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team New York is hitting .268, good for 6th in the league. The Mets hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 21 hits this season in 65 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .708 and an OPS+ of 198. Michael Conforto is hitting .324 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .422. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 183 while his slugging percentage is at .634. The Mets have 171 hits, including 35 doubles and 23 home runs. New York has walked 74 times so far this season and they have struck out 178 times as a unit. They have left 142 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 10-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Adam Wainwright has a 1-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 79 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 161 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 5.46.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .437. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .614 with an OPS+ of 176. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 17 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .563. The Cardinals as a unit have 156 base hits, including 33 doubles and 30 homers. St. Louis has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 174 occasions. They have had 126 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 95 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +135
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