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New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals 8/17/2023 Tips, Odds and Analysis

Mets (55-66) vs. Cardinals (54-67)  

The New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals August 17, 2023 – The Mets are once again hitting the road to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals in the opening game of a four-game series within the National League divisions at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. This matchup is set to take place on Thursday evening. The NY Mets improved their overall record to 55-66 by securing wins in three out of the last four games. Despite this, they hold a road record of 24-38 due to six consecutive road losses. They occupy the fourth position in the NL East, trailing a significant 23.5 games behind the leading Atlanta Braves.

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to continue their home stretch, aiming to regain their winning momentum after experiencing a setback in their most recent home game. This loss brought an end to a three-game winning streak. The Cardinals’ overall record stands at 54-67, with two losses in their last five outings. Their home record is 27-34, and they currently find themselves at the bottom of the NL Central division, trailing by 11.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the top spot.

New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game lnfo 

Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri

When: Thursday, August 17, 2023, 7:15 PM ET


Stream: MLB.TV

NY Mets SP Jose Quintana (0-4, 3.03 ERA) vs. St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (3-7, 8.78 ERA)

For the first game of a four-game series against the Cardinals, the New York Mets designated left-hander Jose Quintana to take the pitcher’s mound. Quintana, a seasoned thirty-four-year-old southpaw, holds a record of 0-4 for the season. Impressively, he maintains a 3.03 ERA and a robust 1.28 WHIP. Over the course of his starts, he managed to strike out 20 batters and gave up 28 hits and 10 free bases. He has yet to concede any home runs across the 29.2 innings he has pitched.

On the other side, the St. Louis Cardinals’ has opted for right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright to lead the charge in the opening match of a National League inter-division four-game series against the New York Mets on Thursday. Wainwright, who is forty-one years old, has amassed a record of 3-7 in the current season. His ERA stands at 8.78, and his WHIP is recorded at 2.09. Throughout his starts, he has struck out 39 hitters while permitting 113 hits, 26 walks, and 14 home runs across a total of 66.2 innings pitched during this season’s games. 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -125, MLB Totals: 10.5

The New York Mets are 5-11 SU in their previous 16 games, while 4 of their last 6 games totals have gone OVER. The totals have gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Mets’ previous 6 games played on a Thursday, and they are 0-7 straight up in their last 7 away games. In 10 of the New York Mets’ last 15 games against teams in the NL Central Division, the totals were UNDER.     

New York Mets Betting Trends

  • The New York Mets are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.
  • The Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road against the Cardinals.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 10 of the NY Mets’ last 15 games against a National League Central Division opponent.
  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’ last 5 games played on a Thursday.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The total remained UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 matches at home.
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home against NY Mets.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 6 games with a team in the NL.
  • St. Louis Cardinals are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League East Division.

New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends

New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals: In their recent five road matchups with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets emerged victorious on four out of five occasions. When playing as the favored team, the NY Mets secured a record of 40 wins and 32 losses. Moreover, they maintained a 31-29-4 record regarding the Over/Under (O/U) betting outcome in road games.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals showcased a perfect record of 5 wins in their last 5 contests against National League East Division opponents. As the underdog, they record 23 victories and 26 losses. Additionally, when competing on their home turf, the St. Louis Cardinals accumulated a 25-33-3 record concerning the O/U outcome.

The New York Mets gained momentum by securing victories in their recent home defense, ultimately winning a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last game. In the upcoming matchup, the NY Mets are set to have an advantage with a stronger starting pitcher in left-handed thrower Jose Quintana, who maintains an ERA of 3.03 and an impressive WHIP of 1.28. Conversely, St. Louis’ starting pitcher, Adam Wainwright, presents a less favorable performance with a comparatively higher ERA of 8.78 and a WHIP of 2.09.  

Free Pick and Prediction: New York Mets will win 7-5.


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