MLB - Thu 22/09/2011 - 13:01 EDT

MLB Free Pick: Cardinals vs Mets Betting Lines

While the Cardinals still have an outside shot at winning the National League Central Division, their more likely route to the 2011 MLB Playoffs is via the NL Wild Card. A win here would move them to within one game of the idle Atlanta Braves in the Wild Card race.

St. Louis has been one the hottest teams in league lately as they have gone 19-6 over their past 25 games. The Mets have been going in the opposite direction as they have just two wins in their last 14 contests. Our Free Pick has us siding with St. Louis!

MLB Game Day Preview: Mets @ Cardinals

This baseball betting action is a matinee affair with the first pitch slated for 1:45 PM ET on Thursday, September 22, 2011, from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

With Mets LPH Chris Capuano (11-12 4.47 ERA) up against RHP Jake Westbrook (12-9 4.58 ERA), there isn’t a lot to be gleamed from the pitching match-up in this contest. If it points to anything, it says lean towards this being a high scoring affair.

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Albert Pujols and the Cardinals have been mashing of late as they have scored four or more runs in 18 of their last 25 games. St. Louis won the first two contests, of this three game series, by a combined 17-11 final score.

Baseball Betting Lines: St. Louis vs. New York Free Pick

We surf over to the Sportsbook at the BetOnline sports wagering website for today’s Free Pick betting lines. As much as we like the +110 on the Run Line, we are in need of a “funk” buster so we will stick to the Money Line for this contest.

Cards vs Mets MLB Betting Lines

A victory today gets the Cards to within one game of the Braves. Atlanta faces the red hot Nationals, and league leading Phillies, to close out the season.

St Louis has the Cubs and Astros, who are a combined 122-189, over their final six games. A win by the Red Birds today makes it “Advantage Cardinals” in the National League Wild Card Race!

>>> Take STL over NYM at -183 with the BetOnline Money Line <<<

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