New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 5/8/24

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

Game Info: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Sonny Gray (4-1) (0.89) vs Jose Quintana (1-3) (5.20)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -166 / New York Mets +150 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: Bally-Midwest, SNY Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Mets will be sending out Jose Quintana here and Quintana is 1-3 with a 5.20 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Cardinals, Quintana is 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA and 22 strikeouts. Sonny Gray will get the start for the Cardinals in this game and is 4-1 with a 0.89 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA and 27 strikeouts against the Mets.

New York Mets Recap

The New York Mets will look to finish off the sweep of St. Louis after their 7-5 win in Tuesday’s matchup. The Mets have locked up the series win to bounce back from being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, but sweeping the Cards in the follow-up set would be the cherry on top.

New York Getting Consistent Production

Starling Marte leads the Mets with 36 hits along with 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 15 RBIs while Pete Alonso has a team-high 9 homers and 19 RBIs as well this season. Brandon Nimmo’s chipped in a team-high 25 RBIs with 7 doubles while Francisco Lindor also has 7 doubles with 6 home runs and 20 RBIs as well as 4 stolen bases. The aforementioned Marte also has 7 stolen bases of his own as well this season.

Why the New York Mets will win

  • Probable Starting Pitcher: Jose Quintana Record this season: 1-3 ERA: 5.20
  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last five games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have won each of the Cardinals' last four games.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games after playing the previous day.
  • The Mets have covered the run line in each of their last seven Wednesday day games against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in four of their last five games as home favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games as home favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have lost the first inning in each of their last five Wednesday home games.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals could really use a win to salvage something from this series after their loss to the Mets on Tuesday. The loss meant ANOTHER series loss for the Cards after losing their series with the White Sox over the weekend and the Tigers this time last week.

Cardinals Offense Still Has The Names, But Doesn’t Have The Punch

Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 39 hits along with 8 doubles and a team-high 20 RBIs while Brendan Donovan has 19 RBIs with 8 doubles. Willson Contreras has a team-high 6 home runs along with 12 RBIs in addition to 11 doubles while Masyn Winn has a .265 batting average and 5 stolen bases. Paul Goldschmidt also has a team-high 47 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

  • Probable Starting Pitcher: Sonny Gray Record this season: 4-1 ERA: 0.89
  • The Mets have lost each of their last seven day games against NL Central opponents following a road win.
  • The Cardinals have won six of their last eight day games against the Mets following a loss.
  • The Mets have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine day games against NL Central opponents following a road win.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last seven Wednesday day games against National League opponents.

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’m leaning towards the Cardinals here. I don’t love the game personally, considering that the Cardinals have found creative ways to lose left and right in this series. However, they have the better starting pitching option in this matchup by a mile as Jose Quintana’s been getting torched left and right away from home in his last couple of outings and if there’s a spot for a Cardinals bounce back, I think it’s this one. Give me St. Louis.

Chris’s Pick St. Louis -166

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Thursday 6/20/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss