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(0-1) St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets (1-0)
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens New York
Projected Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Jacob deGrom
MLB Moneyline Odds: New York -135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: New York 1.5 (+145)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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After blowing by St. Louis 9-4, the New York Mets will look to make it two straight for the home crowd. They will be throwing out ace 1-B Jacob deGrom to oppose ace 1-B Michael Wacha. New York opened up as (-149) money line favorites, while the line currently sits at (-135).
St. Louis Cardinals
It was a rough outing for St. Louis’ young lineup as they could only must six hits and four runs against Noah Snydergaard and company. What is more troublesome are the 15 strikeouts they accrued.
The young Wacha hasn’t been as great as deGrom, but it doesn’t mean he hasn’t been great.
Wacha isn’t a heavy strikeout pitcher with a career K/9 of 8.00, but everything else has been solid for him.
He is a ground ball pitcher who owns a career 45.7% GB%. The walks are scarce with a BB/9 of 2.88 and he keeps the ball in the park with a HR/9 of .85 and HR/FB ratio of 10.0%, just a really solid overall player.
New York Mets
It was a solid all around performance for New York who was able to peg St. Louis’ ace Carlos Martinez for five runs (four earned) before getting another four earned runs off of their bullpen. You also have to love the plate discipline as they were able to take nine free bases.
deGrom, the other ace for the Mets has been spectacular in his short time there posting a 2.98 ERA and 3.07 FIP. He is a strikeout artist with a 9.67 K/9 and doesn’t give up the free bases with a 2.33 BB/9.
What makes him efficient is he has swing and miss stuff, while he also induces ground balls 45.1% of the time. This in turn has helped him keep the ball in the park with a career HR/9 of .87 and a HR/FB ratio of 11.2%.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games when playing NYM.
- STL are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Over is 24-9-2 in Wachas last 35 road starts.
- NYM are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- NYM are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
- Over is 7-1 in NYM last 8 games as a favorite.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction: St. Louis takes round two
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5
I expect deGrom to continue taking advantage of St. Louis’ plate discipline, while Wacha keeps his pitches low against New York’s fly ball hitting lineup.
Mix in weather that will be in the low 50s in a pitcher-friendly ball park and we have the ingredients for a low scoring matchup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 4 – New York 3
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