FREE PICK Call 877-252-0425 St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets 7-29-10

July 29, 2010


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 Blake Hawksworth in this game. Hawksworth has a 3-3 record and a 5.80 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Mets will be R.A. Dickey. The righthander has a 2.55 ERA to go along with a 6-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Albert Pujols singled in the winning run on Wednesday, as the Cardinals defeated the Mets 8-7. The Cardinals won that game as +131 underdogs, while the 15 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (6.5) set by sportsbooks.

Matt Holliday hit a two-run dinger and drove in three runs for the Cardinals. Mike MacDougal tossed the win, and Ryan Franklin closed the ninth for his 19th save of the season.

Pedro Feliciano gave up the winning run in the 13th inning and was saddled with the loss.

Team records:
St. Louis: 56-45 SU
New York: 51-50 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets are 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, July 30
NY Mets home to Arizona, Friday, July 30

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