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Cardinals look for road sweep of the Mets

by Mike Spector | Cardinals Correspondent |
Wed, Sep 15th 9:27am EDT

The New York Mets have not played well against the St. Louis Cardinals at home of late, losing six of their last seven home games in their head-to-head series. They are on the verge of being swept tonight after losing the first two games of their three-game series.

Betting Impact:

The Mets are -150 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Tylor Megill (3-4, 4.06) has given the Mets rotation a much-needed lift after injuries to Jacob deGrom and others afforded him an opportunity. He is coming off a season-high ten strikeout performance in one of the most important games of the year for New York when they beat the Yankees in their series opener. Megill now has 18 strikeouts in his last 13 innings and 55 strikeouts in 45 innings pitched at home this season. Megill has lost just once in nine home starts, and his OBA and WHIP are all much better at Citi Field than they are on the road. The Cardinals counter with Jon Lester (5-6, 4.75), who has just two wins and a 4.96 ERA in ten road starts this year. Lester has allowed two or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts but has been known to give up the long ball to Mets hitters. Six combined home runs in 77 at-bats for Mets hitters against Lester has helped them to a .545 slugging percentage against him.

Game: STL at NYM Wed Sep 15th, 7:10pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends