Mets Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on September 15, 2021

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

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 6:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Mets vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Megill (NYM) Pitcher Lester (STL)
3 – 4 W/L 5 – 6
77.2 IP 119.1
4.06 ERA 4.75
1.200 WHIP 1.500
10.2 K/9 5.4
2.3 BB/9 3.2

Mets Probable Starter Tylor Megill

  • The Mets are sending Megill (3-4) to the mound for his 16th start of the season. He is 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Friday against the Yankees, when he went seven innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • He will take the hill against a Cardinals team that is hitting .240 as a unit (17th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .398 (22nd in the league) with 163 total home runs (23rd in MLB play).
  • The Mets are 5-4 in Megill’s nine starts this season with New York as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Jon Lester

  • The Cardinals will send Lester (5-6) to the mound for his 25th start this season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed three hits in seven innings pitched against the Reds on Saturday.
  • The Mets rank 27th in MLB with 579 runs scored this season. They have a .238 batting average this campaign with 161 home runs (24th in the league).
  • His team has won 50% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (3-3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Lester (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 27 .296 8 1 4 .367 .774
James McCann 17 .529 9 2 3 .556 1.615
Kevin Pillar 13 .154 2 0 0 .214 .368
Jonathan Villar 10 .000 0 0 0 .091 .091
Michael Conforto 6 .333 2 1 1 .556 1.389
Pete Alonso 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Luis Guillorme 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
J.D. Davis 3 .333 1 1 1 .500 1.833
Jeff McNeil 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Albert Almora Jr. 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets average 3.7 runs per game at home compared to 4.2 per contest on the road.
  • The Mets score the fourth-fewest runs in baseball (579 total, four per game).
  • The Mets have compiled a 50-39 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 56.2% of those games).
  • New York has gone 21-13 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -170 or shorter (61.8%).
  • New York has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 146 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 62 of those games (62-77-7).
  • New York has a 3-5 record from the eight games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have scored the 26th-most runs in the league this season with just 598 (4.2 per game).
  • They’ve scored 4.6 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 3.7 at home.
  • The Cardinals have won 30, or 42.9%, of the 70 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • St. Louis is 6-12 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +150 or more on the moneyline.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 64 of their 144 opportunities.
  • St. Louis has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and has won five of those contests.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has put up a team-high 32 home runs and 86 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Alonso ranks 14th in HR (32), and 23rd in RBI (86).
  • Jonathan Villar has 16 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 41 walks while hitting .261.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Villar’s hits, average and OBP rank outside of the top 20.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 504 .258 73 32 86 .331 .839
Dominic Smith 427 .244 42 11 55 .303 .664
Jonathan Villar 402 .261 60 18 40 .334 .779
Francisco Lindor 389 .229 66 17 52 .324 .730
Michael Conforto 357 .227 44 12 48 .341 .716
Jeff McNeil 352 .244 42 6 33 .314 .658
James McCann 335 .236 25 10 41 .299 .660
Javier Báez 335 .248 48 22 65 .290 .774
Kevin Pillar 298 .218 38 14 42 .266 .665
J.D. Davis 168 .298 17 5 22 .391 .849

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a batting average of .287. He’s also hit 25 home runs with 85 RBI.
  • Goldschmidt’s 155 hits rank ninth, his .287 AVG ranks 23rd, and his 85 RBI rank 24th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Tyler O’Neill has 116 hits and an OBP of .349 to go with a slugging percentage of .525 this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 574 .263 79 10 48 .309 .701
Paul Goldschmidt 541 .287 82 25 85 .357 .843
Nolan Arenado 539 .254 71 31 97 .301 .798
Dylan Carlson 490 .257 69 13 51 .335 .743
Tyler O’Neill 415 .280 70 26 59 .349 .874
Yadier Molina 401 .257 43 11 60 .299 .683
Paul DeJong 324 .194 41 17 41 .286 .669
Harrison Bader 303 .248 30 11 38 .299 .708
Edmundo Sosa 250 .276 34 5 24 .344 .736
Matt Carpenter 190 .168 17 3 21 .300 .574

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