Cardinals vs. Mets Prediction

MLB Predictions: Will Mets, deGrom take down Wacha, Cardinals? 3/31/18

Will Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets win Game 2 of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday afternoon?

Game Snapshot

(901) St. Louis Cardinals at (902) New York Mets

Saturday, March 31, 2018

TV: N/A, 1:10 p.m. ET

Likely Pitching Matchup: Michael Wacha vs. Jacob deGrom

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Mets are -124 money line favorites to beat the Cardinals, who are +113 on the money line to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, sits at 7 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT

The Mets opened as -155 money line favorites but their odds dropped to -123, while the Cardinals' odds went from +135 to +113. As for the total, it moved from 7.5 down to 7.

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PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION

As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to win on the money line. Meanwhile, 62% of the betting tickets are on the under.

OUR PREDICTION

Wacha had a great spring and is using four pitches now to keep batters off balance. He should pitch well this afternoon but he historically has trouble the third time through a lineup so if even he fares well in the early innings, the Mets should get to him eventually. Meanwhile, deGrom was nasty a year ago while finishing with 239 strikeouts, the fifth most in the majors. With the price coming down to a reasonable -124 on the Mets, I'll back deGrom.

 

SATURDAY MLB PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -124

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