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2021 MLB Handicapping
(11-12) New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-12)
Date: Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Time: 1:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Taijuan Walker vs. John Gant
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -120 | Cardinals +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5 , Cardinals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The New York Mets come into this game at 11-12, but they have just not looked comfortable yet here in 2021 and they will need to lean on starting pitcher Taijuan Walker for a big performance in order to get a big road W this Thursday when they play the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
New York Mets
Although this early stage of the season has been a bit up and down, there are plenty of reasons and statistics to believe that they will be in the mix for a Wild Card spot towards the end of the season.
Namely the batting average and the on base percentage that they are producing, as they rank in the top 5 in both of these categories, but timely hitting and hitting with runners in scoring position has been there downfall and you have to believe that will level out at least a little bit over time which alone would make this team dangerous.
The pitching has been lights out for the Mets so far, and it is not just deGrom who is performing, as Taijuan Walker, who gets the start today, is a real excellent pitcher when he gets command of his fastball and if he can do that against the Cards here he can go deep in this game and put the Mets in a position to win.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals had a lot of question marks coming into this year, but the further this season goes on the more it looks like they could be contenders in the National League, as they come into this game riding a six game winning streak and they have looked mighty impressive over that stretch.
The Cardinals have been getting the job done with a mix of decent pitching and hitting which bodes well for them going forward especially their batting lineup who looks quite deep and will be scary if they are able to stay healthy.
John Gant is surprising some people with his excellent performances so far, as his ERA is just a little over 2 and he is coming off of a nice start against the Pirates where he only surrendered one run despite struggling a bit with walks.
Free New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
I think the Mets are in a decent position to take this win, as I see Walker being able to go deep here and although the Mets have not been amazing with the bats they should score enough to help him get the victory. I am also not a massive fan of Gant, who has been a little bit lucky to have the stats that he does at this juncture of the season, and think we will start to see them rise starting here on Thursday.
I also think the luck has to turn around for the Mets in terms of their hitting with runners in scoring position and just their overall timely hitting, as it just has not been there this year and it does not seem sustainable.
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