Power Sports - St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets


Power Sports
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets
09/14/2021 07:10 PM
Bet Type
New York Mets -158 (5Dimes)
8* NY Mets (7:10 ET): In the American League, you’ve got five teams fighting for two Wild Card sports. Here in the National League, it’s five teams fighting for one spot. Whoever doesn’t win the NL West (Giants or Dodgers) will be the top WC and there’s currently a 16.5 game gap between them and the rest of the WC field. The Cardinals and Mets are two of the five battling for that last spot and there’s no doubt which team is happier following last night’s 7-0 game. The former is now on a three-game win streak and has moved within one-half game of the WC. The latter is now 3.5 games back (and a game under .500) after being blanked Monday. But I see the home team getting its revenge tonight. This is a bad matchup for St. Louis.. Not only are the Redbirds 5-17 this season as a road underdog of +125 to +175, but they will be facing Marcus Stroman, who has a 2.87 ERA in 30 starts. There have only been a few occasions this season where Stroman has given up more than 3 ER. It hasn’t happened over any of his L7 starts and the last one saw Stroman go 6 ⅓ innings while allowing just one run on four hits. He also had seven strikeouts and no walks. Sadly, the Mets lost that game to Miami (3-2), but they had previously won three straight Stroman starts. St. Louis is only hitting .206 its L7 games and scoring an average of 2.9 rpg. In more than half (6) of their L10 games they’ve been held to two runs or fewer. Last night marked the 13th time this season that the Mets were shutout. They are 6-6 off their previous 12 times. However, look for them to have a strong bounce back night at the plate here. They are 5-1 off their last six losses. They will be facing Jake Woodford, who is making just his fifth start of the year. It’s a big spot for him. Woodford has averaged only four innings per start his last three times out while posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.833 WHIP. I bring that up because the Cardinals’ bullpen will obviously be asked to carry a significant part of the load tonight. While they were surprisingly up to the task Monday, that was for only three innings. The Cards’ bullpen ERA is 4.73 on the road this season. 8* NY Mets

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