St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction MLB Picks 4/27/24

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

Game Info: Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Citi Field)

Adrian Houser (0-2) (7.45) vs Sonny Gray (2-1) (1.04)

Betting Odds: New York Mets +106 / St. Louis Cardinals -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets meet Saturday in MLB action from Citi Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Sonny Gray to the mound here and is 2-1 with a 1.04 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts against the Mets. Adrian Houser will get the start for the Mets and is 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. In his career, Houser is 5-6 with a 3.07 ERA and 47 strikeouts against St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals picked up a solid 4-2 win over the Mets to start the series on Friday, jumping on Mets’ starter Jose Butto early and often and not looking back despite being outhit 8-5 in the loss. The Cardinals starting the series right was just what the doctor ordered after their series win over Arizona earlier in the week. The Cardinals will take on the Tigers following this series.

Cardinals Starting To Pick It Up

Going into Friday’s opener, Nolan Gorman has a team-high 4 home runs while Brendan Donovan leads the Cardinals with 12 RBIs while Nolan Arenado has 12 RBIs of his own with Arenado posting a team-best 28 hits and 6 doubles while Donovan has 4 doubles and a triple. Gorman also has a team-high 34 strikeouts this season while Masyn Winn has a pair of triples and Willson Contreras also has a team-high 7 doubles as well this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Facts

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last seven day games following a road win.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last seven games as road favorites following a win.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last three road games.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 5 innings in six of their last seven games as favorites against National League opponents.

New York Mets Recap

The Mets starting the series on the wrong foot was not ideal as the Mets were trying to shake off the series loss to the Giants and build on their series-closing win over San Francisco, but despite having multiple opportunities to get themselves back in the game on Friday, the Mets simply couldn’t take advantage of their runners in scoring position with 15 men left on base in the loss. The Mets will face the Cubs following this series.

Mets Back To Being Inconsistent?

Entering Friday’s action, Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 7 home runs along with 12 RBIs while Brandon Nimmo has 2 home runs and a team-high 15 RBIs. Jeff McNeil has a team-high 6 doubles while Starling Marte has a team-high 29 hits with 6 stolen bases and Harrison Bader has 5 SB as well this season.

New York Mets Team Facts

  • The Mets have won each of their last four games as home underdogs.
  • The Mets have covered the run line in each of their last nine games as home underdogs.
  • The Mets have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as home underdogs against National League opponents.
  • The Mets have won the first inning in three of their last four games as home underdogs.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Mets' last five games.

Cardinals vs. Mets Prediction

I’m on the Cardinals here. I wanted to get back on board with the Mets for the revenge, but Sonny Gray’s been nothing short of lights out for the Cardinals so far this season and I didn’t love how the Mets started the series by leaving 15 men on base in the loss. St. Louis has a stacked roster on paper and maybe this series could be a launching point for the Cardinals to get themselves back on track going forward. Give me the Cardinals here.

Chris’s Pick St. Louis -125

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