New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/7/24

St. Louis Cardinals (15-20) vs New York Mets (17-18)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Miles Mikolas (2-4) (5.68) vs Jose Butto (0-2) (2.57)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -125 / New York Mets +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, May 7th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

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

Mets Trying to Build Momentum 

The New York Mets are 17-18 this year and they have lost seven of their last eleven games. New York won game one in this series by a score of 4-3 on Monday. Prior to this series, the Mets were swept by the Rays, split a four game set with the Cubs, and lost two out of three to St. Louis. New York hasn’t won back to back games in their last 15 games and they are fourth in the NL East behind the Phillies, Braves, and Nationals. 

The New York pitching staff has a 3.69 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .221 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored 154 runs with a .237 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Pete Alonso is batting .205 with eight home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Mets this season. New York is 12th in team ERA, but they have allowed at least six runs in three of their last five games. 

Cardinals Last in the NL Central 

The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-20 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. St. Louis dropped game one on Monday night, after tying the game at three in the sixth inning. Prior to this series, the Cardinals lost two out of three against the White Sox and Tigers, but won two out of three against the Mets. St. Louis has not had a ton of success to start the season and they are last in the NL Central, 5.5 games behind Milwaukee and the Cubs. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.90 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 121 runs with a .215 batting average and a .293 on base percentage. Nolan Arenado is batting .286 with two home runs and 19 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis has allowed at least four runs in seven of their last nine games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for New York is Jose Butto, who is 0-2 with a 2.57 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 28.0 innings pitched this year. Butto has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Miles Mikolas, who is 2-4 with a 5.68 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 38.0 innings pitched this season. Mikolas has been shaky this season and he has allowed five earned runs in two of his last four outing.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Brandon Crawford has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Mets.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his six previous Tuesday appearances at Busch Stadium.
  • Brandon Crawford has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances with his team as a favorite against the Mets.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 15 appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Mets.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Cardinals' last nine home games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances against the Mets after playing the previous day.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Mets.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of the Cardinals' last eight games as favorites.

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Jeff McNeil has recorded a Single in each of the Mets' last six games as road underdogs against the Cardinals.
  • Brandon Nimmo has recorded a Double in three of the Mets' last four night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded a hit in each of his last seven appearances at Busch Stadium.
  • Francisco Lindor has scored at least one run in each of the Mets' last four night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Pete Alonso has hit a home run in six of his last nine appearances against the Cardinals after playing the previous day.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded an RBI in five of the Mets' last six road games against the Cardinals.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances at Busch Stadium.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 30th in the league for home runs this season (23).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for runs scored this season (121).
  • The New York Mets rank 30th in the league for walks allowed this season (156).
  • The New York Mets rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (20).

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 

Both of these teams have really struggled over the last few weeks, but New York was able to get the win in game one on Monday night. Both teams have also had some issues with their pitching staffs recently, but the Mets have the advantage on the mound in this one. Butto has been very good for New York this season, while Mikolas is allowing way too many base runners. My New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction is for the Mets to pick up a win. 

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

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