free pick New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals 4-18-10

April 18, 2010


The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the New York Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Mets will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander John Maine in this game. Maine has a 0-1 record and a 13.50 ERA this season.

It’ll be Adam Wainwright toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Wainwright is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 255-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Jose Reye’s RBI single lifted the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday as a -110 pick’em. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).

Francisco Rodriguez collected the win in relief for the Mets, and Mike Pelfrey got the save.

Joe Mather gave up two runs off two hits over his two innings of work in the loss.

Team records:
New York: 4-7 SU
St. Louis: 7-4 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Chi Cubs, Monday, April 19
St. Louis at Arizona, Monday, April 19

Free Pick :  St. Louis  -1.5  Runs  -120

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