Cardinals at Mets 6/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Saint Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets
MLB: 1:10 PM EST
Jun. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : NYM -115 Total 9
The Cardinals get a chance to finish up the series against the Mets. However, the Cardinals may want to continue to play in New York with the way the team has been able to pick up the wins lately. The Mets, though, are happy to see the Cardinals leaving town as the Mets have really struggled against the Cardinals. In the first two games of the series the Cardinals were able to score 14 runs and only allowed 9 runs in the games.
The power surge that the Cardinals have been relying on has come from Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna has been able to hit a total of 18 homers and has driven in55 runners. Paul DeJong has ended up hitting at a clip of .270 on the season. When it comes to the Mets the team has relied on Pete Alonso for the power with 22 homers and 50 runners brought home. Jeff McNeil has ended up leading the Mets in average at a clip of .337.
Dakota Hudson is the starter the Cardinals are planning on handing the ball over to. Hudson has posted a 5-3 record and a 3.47 ERA on the year. Hudson has thrown a total of 72.2 innings while striking out 51 batters while allowing 76 hits and33 walks.
Jason Vargas is the starter for the Mets in this game here and he will look to change the losing skid. Vargas has posted a 3-3 record on the year with a 3.68 ERA. Vargas has thrown a total of 51.1 innings on the year with 40 strikeouts, but has walked 21 batters and allowed 49 hits.
Recent Betting Trends:
Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Mets are 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
Over is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 on grass.
Under is 6-0 in Mets last 6 Sunday games.
Free Betting Pick: Saint Louis Cardinals -105
The Mets have a good chance of bouncing back from the opening game losses in this series, but it depends if the decent Vargas that wins shows up on the mound or the one who struggles. Look for the Cardinals to have a decent hitting time in this game and have a decent game from Hudson on the mound as the Cardinals bring home another win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Saint Louis Cardinals win 6-3.