Cardinals vs New York Mets MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs New York Mets Prediction 4/26/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (11-14) travel to face off against the New York Mets (13-11) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at Citi Field in New York and televised on APLTV. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:10 ET.

Cardinals vs Mets

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Heading into their last game vs. the Diamondbacks, the Cardinals closed out the series with a 5-1 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -118 on the money line. It was a big 6th inning that turned things in their favor, as the Cardinals scored two runs in the inning to take the lead and added another two runs in the 8th to close things out.

Kyle Gibson put together a good start for the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. He also issued only two walks and struck out six Diamondbacks batters. Paul Goldschmidt was hot at the plate, going 2/4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

St. Louis will be on the road today vs. the Mets, and the Cardinals are 5th in the NL Central with an 11-14 record. They trail the Brewers by 5.5 games and are 0-3 in the division this year. The Cardinals closed out their series vs. the Diamondbacks with a win and are 4-4 in series this year.

The Cardinals have really struggled in day games this year, going just 3-10. So far, they are 5-7 at home compared to 6-7 on the road. As the underdog, St. Louis has dropped three straight and is 5-8 as the underdog overall. As the favorite, the Cardinals are an even 6-6 this year.

When betting the run line, the Cardinals have been a better bet as the underdog, going 9-4, compared to 5-7 as the favorite. The Cardinals have a run differential of -1.0 runs per game on the season, and they are 14-11 against the run line overall. Their run line record is 7-6 on the road, where they are scoring 0.5 fewer runs per game than their opponents.

The St. Louis Cardinals have played 24 games this season, and their games have averaged 8.0 runs per game. Their over/under record is 9-15, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. In games with an over/under line of 8 runs, their record is 1-2-1. So far this season, 56.0% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Miles Mikolas Gets The Start For The Cardinals

After dropping his first two starts of the season, Miles Mikolas will be looking to get into the win column as he takes on the Mets on the road. Mikolas has gone 4 2/3 innings in each of his first two starts, and his last outing was a 5-2 loss to the Brewers. In that game, he gave up 5 runs on 9 hits and struck out 5.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

St. Louis will be looking for more offense today, as they are averaging just 3.5 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. Their home and road splits are very similar, with the Cardinals averaging 3.6 runs per game on the road and 3.3 at home. As a team, they are batting just .220 and have a collective on-base percentage of .302.

Nolan Arenado has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 11/33 in his last 10 games. This has pushed his season average to .295, and he is also the team’s leader in RBIs. Arenado is currently on a three-game hitting streak. Willson Contreras has also been a bright spot for the Cardinals, as he is batting .294 this season and has an on-base percentage of .422.

Heading into their last game vs. the Giants, the Mets closed out the series with an 8-2 win. New York was the slight favorite at -114 on the money line. It was a big second inning that really turned things in their favor, and the Giants could only score two runs, both of which came in the 3rd.

Sean Manaea put together a good start for the Mets, going 4 2/3 innings, and didn’t give up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out six Giants batters. Francisco Lindor was hot at the plate, going 4/5 with two homers and four RBIs.

New York is 13-11 overall, and they are 4.5 games behind the Braves for the NL East lead. The Mets closed out their series with the Giants with a win and are 5-3 in series this year. So far, they are 2-1 against other NL East teams.

At home, the Mets are 6-6 this year and 7-5 on the road. New York has won four straight games as the favorite, and they are 7-6 overall as the favorite. As for their underdog record, the Mets are 6-5 this year. Their home favorite record is 5-6.

When the Mets are favored, they are 6-7 against the run line, but when they are the underdog, they are 7-4. They have covered in four straight games on the run line and have an overall run line record of 13-11. Their average run margin is +0.4 runs per game.

The Mets have had a combined run average of 9.0 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 13-11. The over/under line for today’s game against the Cardinals is set at 8 runs. So far this season, 58.3% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

José Buttó Gets The Start For The Mets

José Buttó has had a solid start to the season for the Mets, as he has gone 6 innings in each of his first two starts. He has yet to pick up a win, but he has been tough to hit, as he has only allowed 5 hits in 12 1/3 innings of work. Buttó has 15 strikeouts and has only given up 1 earned run so far this season.

Mets Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Mets are averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have been even better on the road, averaging 5.6 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .246, which is 10th in the league, and are 7th in home runs. Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are both in the top 7 in the league in home runs, with Alonso having gone deep seven times and Marte four times.

Francisco Lindor and Marte have been swinging the bat well for the Mets of late, with Lindor batting .359 and Marte at .302 over their last 10 games. Lindor has three homers in this stretch, while Marte has two. Alonso is also on a four-game hitting streak.


Cardinals vs Mets Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Cardinals vs. Mets game is to take the Mets on the money line at -133. We have the Mets winning this one by a final score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also consider taking the over, as the line is currently sitting at 8 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have José Buttó finishing with six strikeouts compared to Miles Mikolas with just four. Buttó is also projected to go six innings, while Mikolas is projected to go just five.

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