The St Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets will meet for game three of their series tonight from Citi Field. You can find up to the minute spreads and totals for all sports at Bovada sportsbook.
The Mets are one of the surprises of baseball right now and are coming of of 2 straight shutouts of the Cardinals. David Wright led the offense on Saturday with a home run and RA Dickey pitched a complete game 7-hitter en route to the Mets win. Jon Niese, who has struggled lately, will get the ball for the Mets as the lefty looks to continue the Mets solid performances from the mound. Niese has allowed 48 hits in 55 innings and it pitching to a 4.55 ERA.
The Cardinals have not scored a run since arriving at Citi Field. The Cardinals scattered 7 hits, but again could not muster any runs on Saturday. Lance Lynn took his second loss of the year yesterday and today the Cards will turn to Jake Westbrook to stop the bleeding. The Cardinals have lost the last 4 games that Westbrook has started and the righty has a 3.84 ERA in 61 innings pitched.
New York is 5-1 in their last six games against the N.L. Central, 6-2 in their last eight home games, and 0-4 in Niese’s last four starts against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 2-7 in their last nine games overall, 1-8 in their last nine road games, and 0-4 in Westbrook’s last four starts. St. Louis is 1-5 in their last six games in New York.
The Mets are on a roll right now and the Cardinals cannot hit themselves out of a paper bag. Give us the Mets as a moneyline pick as they are a surprising underdog at home at the online sports books.