St Louis Cardinals at New York Mets MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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St Louis Cardinals and New York Mets will meet on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball from National League play from Major League Baseball. The Cardinals and Mets will begin from New York at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 provides a national television telecast.

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The current odds on Sunday Night Baseball has the road team St Louis Cardinals favored by -109 odds with the home underdog New York Mets returning -101 odds. The run over under is lined at 8 ½ runs. Those betting the St Louis Cardinals on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds for their wager. Those who take the +1 ½ runs with the New York Mets on the run line will have to lay -170 odds for the bet. The first five inning line as St Louis favored by -115 odds with the return on the New York Mets at -105 odds with a total of 4 ½ runs.

The Cardinals will start Jake Westbrook on Sunday and will oppose Jon Niese for the Mets. New York has won the first two games of this series as the St Louis Cardinals were shut out in both games and were no hit by Johan Santana on Friday night. St Louis has now lost four straight and seven of their past nine games. The St Louis everyday lineup has been hit with injury woes as both Lance Berkman and John Jay have been sidelined due to injury. Jay was hitting .343 and Berkman .333 when both players hit the DL. Mets have won six of their past eight games.

Tonight’s starters tonight have struggled in their past three games. Team record behind Westbrook in his past three games is 0-3 with an ERA of 8.40 and WHIP of 1.73. In two starts against the New York Mets last season Westbrook allowed three earned runs in 14 innings pitched. The Mets record in Niese’s past three starts is 1-2 and the hurler has an ERA of 7.47 and WHIP of 1.53. Jon Niese started one game against New York last season and took the loss while allowing three earned runs and five hits in six innings pitched.

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