The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets start their series from Busch Stadium today. All MLB odds and trends can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Cardinals are looking to repeat as World Series champions and are currently in position for a playoff spot. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games and are holding onto a slim half game lead in the wildcard. This afternoon against the Mets they will start Joe Kelly who has been splitting time between the bullpen and the starting rotation. For the season Kelly has allowed 92 hits in 82 innings of work.
The Mets have had a struggle of it during the second half of the season, but have played pretty well lately. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and six 17.5 games back in the NL East. They will start one of their young prospects in Collin McHugh tonight. He is making just his second career major-league start and in his first start he struck out 9 batters over 7 scoreless innings.
St. Louis is 21-7 in their last 28 home games, 1-5 in their last six games against the NL East, and 2-5 in Kelly’s last seven starts. New York is 8-1 in their last nine games overall, 6-1 in their last seven games against a right handed starter, and 5-11 in their last 16 games against the NL Central. The Mets have won four of the last five meetings of these two.
There’s a lot of value with the Mets year especially since Kelly does not excite us all that much. Give us the Mets as moneyline underdogs in this game so first check sports odds.