Cardinals vs. Mets Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinals are -139 money line favorites over the Mets, who are +128 on the ML. The total, meanwhile is currently sitting at 6.5 runs. New York enters play with a 10-10 record and is 4-7 at home this year, while St. Louis is 12-9 overall and 8-7 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened as -137 money line favorites but their odds have risen slightly to -139, while the Mets’ odds have gone from +126 up to +128. The total has stayed at 6.5 after opening at that same number.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Michael Wacha toes the rubber tonight for the Cardinals sporting a 2-1 record and a 1.73 ERA, while Jon Niese will take the hill for the Mets with an 0-2 record and 2.84 ERA.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, the Mets are 4-1 in Niese’s last five starts versus the Cardinals and 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss. They’re also 5-1 in his last six starts on Wednesday, 4-1 in his last five starts after scoring two runs or less in their previous game, and 4-0 in his last four starts following a team loss in their previous game. On the other side, the Cardinals are just 2-5 in Wacha’s last seven road starts, 0-6 in their last six games on Wednesday and 1-6 in their last seven road games versus a left-handed starter.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK METS +128