St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction MLB Picks 4/26/24

New York Mets (13-11) vs St. Louis Cardinals (11-14)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

Jose Butto (0-0) (1.65) vs Miles Mikolas (1-3) (6.49)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -130 / St. Louis Cardinals +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets prediction for this MLB game on Friday, April 26th at Citi Field in Queens, New York. To formulate this prediction for game one in this series, we will examine:

  • The Cardinals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Mets recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York
  • Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and New York
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between St. Louis and New York

Cardinals Looking to Build Momentum

The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-14 this year and they have lost five of their last seven games. St. Louis is coming off of a series win against Arizona, where they won two out of three games. Prior to that series win, the Cardinals were swept by the Brewers and won two out of three against Oakland. St. Louis hasn’t been able to string many wins together in a row, so they will look to build upon their series win against the Diamondbacks. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.11 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .258 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 87 runs with a .221 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. Nolan Arenado is batting .295 with one home run and 12 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis is 27th in the MLB in runs scored so far this year and they are last in the NL Central. 

Mets Trying to Bounce Back 

The New York Mets are 13-11 this year and they have lost three of their last four games. New York is coming off of a series loss to the Giants, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Mets won two out of three against the Dodgers and swept the Pirates, which was part of a six game winning streak. New York started the season very poorly, but they bounced back and were the hottest team in the MLB, before dropping three of their last four games. 

The New York pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .224 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored 113 runs with a .246 batting average and a .325 on base percentage. Starling Marte is batting .290 with four home runs and 12 RBI’s for the Mets. New York has scored two runs or fewer in three of their last four games, but they did score eight runs in their last game against the Giants. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Miles Mikolas, who is 1-3 with a 6.49 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 26.1 innings pitched this year. Mikolas has allowed 10 earned runs and 13 hits over 9.1 innings in his last two starts. The Mets are going with Jose Butto, who is 0-0 with a 1.65 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP over 16.1 innings pitched this season. Butto has allowed three earned runs and eight hits over 16.1 innings in three starts this year. 

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Pete Alonso has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances with the Mets as favorites against the Cardinals.
  • Brandon Nimmo has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Mets' last nine home games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Pete Alonso has scored at least one run in seven of the Mets' last eight home games.
  • Jeff McNeil has recorded at least one total base in each of the Mets' last 10 Friday night games.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded at least one hit in each of the Mets' last nine home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jeff McNeil has recorded a Double in each of the Mets' last three games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded a Single in each of the Mets' last six home games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Pete Alonso ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (7) this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in three of his last five road appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Cardinals' last seven games as road underdogs against the Mets.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of the Cardinals' last 11 road games.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of the Cardinals' last 11 road games.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last seven night games.
  • Tommy Edman has recorded a Double in three of the Cardinals' last four road games against NL East opponents.
  • Tommy Edman has scored at least one run in four of the Cardinals' last five games as road underdogs against the Mets.
  • Willson Contreras ranks 5th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.422) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Mets rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (14).
  • The New York Mets rank 1st in the league for hits allowed this season (178).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for home runs this season (16).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 28th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.338).

St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction

New York comes into this matchup after a west coast road trip, which ended by losing three of their last four games, and they will try to avoid a letdown coming back home. The Mets have very solid season stats and they are going with Butto on the mound, who has been very good. St. Louis is three games below .500 on the season and they have not hit the ball consistently. The Cardinals are going with Mikolas on the bump, who I cannot trust at all. My St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets prediction for this game is a Mets win at home. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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