Mets vs Cardinals MLB 2010 Odds – April 16, 2010: After a rough start in his last outing, (6-3) St. Louis Cardinals [-255 ML] ace, Chris Carpenter (1-0, 5.73 ERA) will look to bounce back against the sports betting odds underdog (3-6) New York Mets [+205 ML] in the opener of a three-game weekend set. First pitch for this affair is set for 8:15 PM ET on WPIX and/or FS-M. According to MLB 2010 Odds makers at SPORTSBETTING.com, tonight’s OVER/UNDER mark for the Mets vs Cardinals is set at a combined total of 8½ runs scored tonight.
The Mets are struggling out of the gate once again, as they currently sit in last place in the National League East. After stopping a four-game skid with a 5-0 win over Colorado, New York hopes RHP Oliver Perez (0-1, 6.35 ERA) can keep things going early in this series. In his career against St. Louis, Perez is just 2-5 with a 4.84 ERA.
For the Cardinals, everyone seems to want to talk about Carpenter’s uncharacteristic start against the Rockies where he went just 5.0 IP, gave up 7 hits, 5 runs 2 walked two and punched out 4. Going up against the Mets will no picnic, as Carpenter has struggled against the Metropolitans throughout his career with a 1-4 record and a 4.80 ERA.
"There are expectations, I guess, of what I'm supposed to be doing," Carpenter said. "I gave up a couple homers, and it's turned into chaos, I guess."