Game four of this National League series sees the Cardinals (54-70, 27-37 home) and Mets (58-66, 27-38 away) facing off at Busch Stadium. The starting pitcher for the Cardinals will be Dakota Hudson, while the Mets are turning to Carlos Carrasco. Find out who I like to win in this St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets showdown.
NEW YORK METS VS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Mets +121
This game will be played at Busch Stadium at 2:15 ET on Sunday, August 20th.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK METS:
- In their last five games as the underdog, the Mets have put together a record of 3-2.
- As the favorite on the road, the Mets’ win streak currently stands at two games.
- Opponents are hitting just .226 against Carlos Carrasco in his last two starts.
NEW YORK METS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
The Mets will be looking for their 5th straight win in today’s game and have an overall record of 58-66. At home, New York has put together a record of 31-28 while going 27-38 on the road. Currently, they are in 4th place in the NL East.
The Mets will turn to Carlos Carrasco as their starter, who has a 3-6 record in 18 appearances. His ERA is at 6.40 and K/9 at 6.62, while his FIP is 5.83 and OBP stands at .357.
Carlos Carrasco’s last outing was a bit of a challenge, as he yielded two runs on four hits in three innings of action. Nevertheless, the Mets’ 7-2 triumph over the Pirates enabled Carrasco to avoid taking the loss.
For the season, the Mets’ offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 3rd in the league in scoring, with a total of 36 runs. Overall, New York’s team batting average is .238, putting them 16th in the MLB.
The Mets’ Brandon Nimmo is the team’s leader in hits, boasting a .268 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .449, with an on-base percentage of .366.
WILL THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 54-70, the Cardinals come into today’s game 5th in the NL Central. When playing at home, they are 27-37 and 27-33 on the road. St. Louis has played in 39 series thus far, and have gone 15-19-5.
The Cardinals will rely on Dakota Hudson, who has been a reliable starter this season. He currently holds a 4-0 record after 10 appearances, with an ERA of 4.03 and a K/9 of 5.92. Additionally, his FIP is 4.92 and opponents have an OBP of .321 against him.
The St. Louis Cardinals earned a victory the last time Dakota Hudson was on the hill, defeating the Oakland Athletics 6-2. The right-hander pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs to add a win to his season tally.
Over their last ten games, the Cardinals are ranked 14th in the league in scoring at 4.2 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.6 per contest puts them 14th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, St. Louis is 5th, with an OBP currently sitting at .331. The team’s collective batting average is .257 (7th).
The Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado is the team’s leader in hits with a .283 batting average. He has a .509 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 entering the game.