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New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The New York Mets (12-5) and St. Louis Cardinals (9-5) clash in the first of a three-game series on Monday at Busch Stadium, at 7:45 PM ET. The Mets are coming off a series victory over the Diamondbacks, and the Cardinals a series win over the Reds.

The Mets are favored (-147 on the moneyline) when they take on the Cardinals (+126). The Mets will give the ball to Max Scherzer (3-0) against the Cardinals and Miles Mikolas (1-0). The total in the game is set at 7 total runs.

Mets vs. Cardinals Predictions

Mets vs. Cardinals Betting Odds

Mets vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Mets -147 +126 7 +104 -125 -1.5 +120 -142

Mets vs. Cardinals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Mets

  • New York played as the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and went 8-2 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — 11 had a set run total — the Mets and their opponents combined to go over the total four times.
  • New York has a 5-5-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

Cardinals

  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, St. Louis has a record of 4-3.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Cardinals and their opponents are in their last 10 games with a total.
  • St. Louis has won of its last 10 games against the spread.

Mets vs. Cardinals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Max Scherzer

  • The Mets covered in each of the three games Scherzer has started that had a spread set by oddsmakers.
  • The Mets have played while favored on the moneyline for four of Scherzer’s starts this season, and they won every time.
  • Scherzer’s three starts have all been victories for his team this season.
  • Scherzer’s starts went over the run total two times in four games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas’ team has covered the spread in each of the three opportunities this season.
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.
  • Mikolas’ team has yet to lose any of his starts this season.
  • In games Mikolas has started this season, the teams are 1-1-1 at hitting the over.

Mets Batting Leaders

  • Francisco Lindor leads the Mets with four home runs while putting up a team-best batting average of .312.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Lindor’s home run total ranks 10th and his RBI tally ranks 11th.
  • Starling Marte has two doubles, two home runs and three walks while batting .254.
  • Marte ranks 52nd in home runs among hitters in baseball and seventh in RBI.
  • Jeff McNeil has two doubles, a triple, a home run and five walks while batting .302.
  • Pete Alonso has totaled 16 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Alonso has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with two RBI.

Mets Batting Leaders

  • Nolan Arenado is batting .364 with five home runs and 14 RBI. All three of those stats lead St. Louis hitters this season.
  • Arenado is fourth in home runs and sixth in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Tommy Edman has collected 15 hits this season and has an OBP of .400. He’s slugging .562 on the year.
  • Edman ranks 23rd in homers and 49th in RBI among all MLB batters this season.
  • Edman has hit safely in 10 straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .286 with a triple, two home runs, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Tyler O’Neill is slashing .213/.304/.319 this season for the Cardinals.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is batting .236 with an OBP of .323 and a slugging percentage of .309 this season.

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