Mets vs. Cardinals Prediction

New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 4/25/2018 Prediction & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets will continue their series at Busch Stadium following a wild start to the series on Tuesday. Will the two teams combine to score enough runs on Wednesday when they meet at 8:15 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

961 New York Mets (+140) at 962 St. Louis Cardinals (-150); 8.5 runs

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium

TV: NYM (SNY); STL (FSMW)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Cardinals as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Mets on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Mets' Matz surrenders four runs vs. Nationals

Steven Matz notched six strikeouts in four innings but allowed four runs against the Nationals on Wednesday. He pitched very well except for making one major mistake -- leaving a pitch out over the plate that Ryan Zimmerman deposited into the seats for a three-run jack in the first inning. He allowed just three hits and one walk and did not factor into the decision in a game his team pulled out in the late innings. He has a 4.42 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings.

Cardinals' Wacha earns win vs. Reds

Michael Wacha earned a win after holding the Reds to one run in 6 2/3 frames on Friday. He allowed six hits -- all singles -- and issued one base-on-balls. He struck out three batters and moved to 3-1 on the season. The only run came on a Jose Peraza sacrifice fly that plated Billy Hamilton. Wacha has a 4.22 ERA and 1.45 WHIP through four starts.

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Mets have lost five of Matz's last six road starts and are just 4-9 in his last 13 outings overall.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 9-1 in their last 10 games and have won five of their six home games as well.

Prediction:

Wacha truly hasn't been good since the first half of last season. He tailed off in the second half last year and he's off to a slow start this season despite pitching well against the hapless Reds in his last outing. Matz has merely been so-so himself and have a high-scoring game on Tuesday night, I like the over to cash on Wednesday, too.

 

The Pick: Mets/Cardinals over 8.5

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