Cardinals vs. Mets Betting Predictions

by | May 18, 2022 | mlb

St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets

Date: Wednesday, May 18th, 6:10 ET

Location: Citi Field

TV: BSMW

Money Line: Cardinals +155/ Mets -189 (BAS - Bet on games at discounted odds here! Stop wasting your hard earned money! Why pay more?)

Total Line: 7

STARTING PITCHING

St. Louis: Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.15)
Mets: Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.66)

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Tommy Edman
Paul Goldschmidt
Nolan Arenado
Juan Yepez
Yadier Molina
Daniel Carlson
Tyler O’Neill
Brendan Donovan
Harrison Bader

Mets Projected Lineup

Brandon Nimmo
Francisco Lindor
Jeff McNeil
Pete Alonso
Mark Canha
Domonic Smith
Eduardo Escobar
Travis Jankowski
Tomas Nido

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

St. Louis Cardinals: 20-16-0 SU / OU 17-18-1 / Run Line W/L 20-16-0
New York Mets: 24-14-0 SU / OU 16-19-3 / Run Line W/L 21-17-0

The New York Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18th at Citi Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 7:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board has the Cardinals as the favorite at -180 on the moneyline.

Recent Form

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off a 4-3 win over the Mets in Tuesday night’s game. In the contest, the Cardinals only won by 1 run, despite outhitting the Mets by a margin of 11-5. Steve Matz racked up 7 strikeouts across 5 innings for St. Louis. On offense, Paul Goldschmidt led the team with 2 RBI’s.

Over the Cardinals’ last 10 games, the team has gone 4-6. Outside of scoring 15 runs in their series final vs San Francisco, the St. Louis offense has been up and down, only scoring more than 4 runs once in their past 6 games.

The New York Mets will look to bounce back from their 1 run loss to St. Louis, as the offense could only muster a total of 5 hits. Taijuan Walker made it through 5 innings. Despite giving up 7 hits, Walker was able to limit the damage to just 3 rungs, giving the Mets a chance to pick up the win.

In their past 8 games, the Mets have failed to gather any momentum, alternating between wins and losses. Even still, New York comes into the game with a 6 game lead in the NL East.

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Pitching Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking for Jordan Hicks for a quality start, as he is 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA. Even with a mediocre record and ERA, opponents are hitting just .176 against Hicks. This includes a WHIP of just 1.15. In his first outing against New York, the right-hander lasted just 2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs.

The New York Mets will be relying on Max Scherzer to avoid another loss, as he is 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA. In his 7 appearances, he has racked up 55 strikeouts compared to just 11 walks. In addition, the veteran has an outstanding WHIP of just .91.

St. Louis vs Philadelphia History

Wednesday’s matchup will be the 6th game between the Mets and Cardinals. So far, New York has won 3 of their previous games. The over-under record currently sits at 2-3.

Betting Trends

  • Cardinals are 16-7 in their last 23 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Cardinals are 27-12 in their last 39 games following a win.
  • Mets are 20-7 in their last 27 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.

St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets Prediction

With Max Scherzer on the mound, the New York Mets come into Wednesday’s matchups as the heavy favorites at -189. However, I recommend taking the Cardinals at +1.5, as Jordan Hicks has been pitching deeper into games of late. Even with the additional workload, he has yet to give up more than 3 runs in a single game. Look for this to be another close contest, with St. Louis covering the runline.

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