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Sportspicks.com MLB St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets Baseball Betting Preview June 13, 2013

The St. Louis Cardinals 42-23  and the New York Mets  24-36 will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citi Field.

Righthander Adam Wainwright will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Wainwright is 9-3 this season with a 2.34 ERA.

The Mets will counter Wainwright with Matt Harvey. Righthander Harvey has a 2.10 ERA to go along with a 5-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 141-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +165 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 42-23 SU
New York: 24-36 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 9 games
St. Louis is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Mets
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 8 games at home
NY Mets are 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against St. Louis
NY Mets are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
NY Mets are 4-11 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Miami, Friday, June 14
NY Mets home to Chi Cubs, Friday, June 14

Who are you betting on?