Mets vs. Cardinals Saturday Prediction
The Mets took Game 1 of their series against the Cardinals but will St. Louis rebound on Saturday when the two clubs meet for Game 2 at 2:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 20, 2019
2:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 66% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
New York Mets Fantasy Spin
Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals. That’s more like it. Cano had no problem figuring out Adam Wainwright, collecting two doubles along with his run-scoring single. It’s been a struggle with his new team — hitting .218/.274/.372 over 18 games — but he’s shown some signs of busting out of it over the past few days.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Jose Martinez went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Mets. Martinez had two singles and a homer. His fourth-inning blast against Jason Vargas was his first home run of the year. The 30-year-old is a poor defender, but he’s getting a chance in the outfield with Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill both sidelined. Consider him a short-term pickup in fantasy leagues.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are winless in Chris Flexen’s last four starts.
The Cardinals are 8-1 in Miles Mikolas’ last nine home starts.
The Cardinals’ bats somewhat disappointed last night, scoring just four runs off gas can Jason Vargas and a bad Mets’ bullpen. While St. Louis is unlikely to light up the scoreboard with heavy crosswinds expected today at Busch Stadium, I do like the Cards to rebound. Mikolas has not pitched well in the early going but given the pitching matchup, the Cardinals’ money line odds aren’t outrageous. Mikolas was too good a year ago for him to continue to struggle. It’s bounce-back day in St. Louis.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -145