New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Noah Syndergaard vs. Dakota Hudson
The New York Mets visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Noah Syndergaard for the Mets and Dakota Hudson for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -118 and St. Louis at +108. The Mets have a 13-4-2 over/under record and a 12-7-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 12-7-0 against the run line and have a 11-6-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 13-4-2 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 12-7-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-6-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-7-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
04/20/19 LF Brandon Nimmo Neck is questionable Saturday vs St. Louis Cardinals
04/20/19 P Jacob deGrom Elbow 10-day IL (04/16)
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 11-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.63 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 29 strikeouts over his 24 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.72 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .291 against the bullpen and they've struck out 77 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.4. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 182 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 188. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team New York is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Mets hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .355, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Pete Alonso is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .425. He has 23 hits this season in 69 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .739 and an OPS+ of 212. Michael Conforto is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .432. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 73 at bats. His OPS+ is 185 while his slugging percentage is at .616. The Mets have 182 hits, including 38 doubles and 24 home runs. New York has walked 79 times so far this season and they have struck out 186 times as a unit. They have left 154 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 108 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 10-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.08, Dakota Hudson has a 0-1 record and a 2.33 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 14.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 80 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 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 4.45. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 83 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.37.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kolten Wong comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .427. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .583 with an OPS+ of 168. Paul DeJong is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 25 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .597. The Cardinals as a unit have 166 base hits, including 36 doubles and 32 homers. St. Louis has walked 70 times this year and they have struck out on 181 occasions. They have had 137 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 99 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets -118
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