Mets Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 15, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (75-69) have a 2-0 series lead and aim to sweep the New York Mets (72-74) on Wednesday at Citi Field, at 7:10 PM ET. New York’s (-170 to win) Tylor Megill gets the start versus St. Louis’ (+150) Jon Lester.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 7:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Mets vs Cardinals Betting Lines

Mets Betting Insights

  • The Mets have entered the game as favorites 89 times this season and won 50, or 56.2%, of those games.
  • New York has a record of 21-13 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -170 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 61.2% chance of a victory for the Mets.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Mets and their opponents are 6-4 in their last 10 games with a total.

Mets Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 5.8
HR 16
ERA 4.25
K/9 9.5

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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals have won in 30, or 42.9%, of the 70 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, St. Louis has been victorious six times in 18 chances when named as an underdog of at least +150 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 38.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Cardinals and their opponents are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games.

Cardinals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 10
ERA 3.35
K/9 6.2

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Jon Lester

  • Lester gets the start for the Cardinals, his 25th of the season. He is 5-6 with a 4.75 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the lefty tossed seven innings against the Reds, giving up two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 37-year-old has a 4.75 ERA and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings across 24 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .289 to his opponents.
  • Lester has put together 17 starts this season that he pitched five or more innings.
  • The Cardinals have been the underdog on the moneyline in six of Lester’s starts this season, and they went 3-3 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 7:08 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Mets Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 72-74
Home 43-30
Road 29-44
vs LHP (Starters) 16-28
vs RHP (Starters) 53-44
Day Games 16-13
Night Games 56-61

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Mets Probable Pitcher – Tylor Megill

  • The Mets’ Megill (3-4) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw seven innings against the Yankees, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with an ERA of 4.06, a 4.4 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.200.
  • Megill has made 11 starts of five or more innings in 15 chances this season, and averages 5.2 frames when he pitches.
  • His team has a record of 5-4 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 7:08 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 75-69
Home 39-33
Road 36-36
vs LHP (Starters) 21-13
vs RHP (Starters) 53-55
Day Games 21-17
Night Games 54-52

Mets Hitting Stats

  • The Mets rank 24th in MLB play with 161 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
  • The Mets average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (68 total in home contests).
  • New York has hit 16 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs (32) and runs batted in (86) this season while batting .258.
  • Jonathan Villar is batting .261 with an OBP of .334 and a slugging percentage of .445 this season.

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals’ 163 home runs rank 23rd in Major League Baseball.
  • They have won 36 of the 48 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Over the last 10 games, St. Louis has hit 10 home runs.
  • Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a .287 batting average.
  • Tyler O’Neill has 22 doubles, a triple, 26 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .280.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Mets (-170)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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