New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Preview 6/30/2008
MLB Betting Preview
New York Mets (40-41) at St. Louis Cardinals (47-36)
Monday, 7:05 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Mets -110 , Total 8.5 Flat
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to find ways to win while the New York Mets continue to tread water. The teams open up a four game series on Monday in St. Louis that is critical for New York. The Mets are starting an eight-game road trip and know they must start getting back into the race. “Obviously, we’ve got some big series coming up,” manager Jerry Manuel said. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cardinals at Home.
The Cardinals go with Kyle Lohse on Monday. He was signed just before opening day this season and has been the Cardinals best pitcher. He will look for his 10th win on Monday. Lohse is 9-2 with a 3.94 ERA this season.
He’s won six of his last seven starts overall. He is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA at home this season. John Maine gets the call for New York. He is 8-5 with a 3.73 ERA this season. He has given up only two runs in each of his last two starts.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Monday’s game. The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Mets are 1-6 in their last 7 Monday games. The Mets are 4-1 in Maine’s last 5 Monday starts. The Mets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. National League East. The Cardinals are 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 Monday games. The Cardinals are 7-1 in Lohse’s last 8 starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Mets -110 , Total 8.5 Flat
The Over is 4-0-1 in the Mets last 5 Monday games. The Over is 4-1 in the Mets last 5 vs. the National League Central. The Over is 5-0-1 in Maine’s last 6 starts overall. The Under is 7-2-2 in Maine’s last 11 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
The Over is 4-0 in the Cardinals last 4 Monday games. The Under is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 home games. The Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 4-1-2 in Lohse’s last 7 starts overall. The Under is 6-2-1 in Lohse’s last 9 home starts. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis between the two teams.
Pick Mets 3units
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