MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. NY Mets Mets Preview 04/24/2014

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citi Field.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Lance Lynn in this game. Lynn has a 4-0 record and a 3.42 ERA this season.

Lynn's opponent in this one will be Bartolo Colon. The Mets righthander has a 5.40 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
St. Louis: 12-10 SU
New York: 11-10 SU
ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games at home

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, April 25
NY Mets home to Miami, Friday, April 25