Mets vs. Cardinals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/25/2022

by | Apr 25, 2022

Two of the league’s top power hitters meet Monday when the New York Mets (12-5) and St. Louis Cardinals (9-5) take the field at 7:45 PM ET. Francisco Lindor has four home runs for the Mets (-146 favorites on the moneyline) while Nolan Arenado has five homers this season for the Cardinals (+124). Max Scherzer gets the starting nod for New York while Miles Mikolas is St. Louis’ starter for the contest.

Mets vs. Cardinals Spread and Betting Line

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 -146 +124 7 +103 -123 -1.5 +120 -142

Computer Predictions for Mets vs. Cardinals

Our computer pick: St. Louis Cardinals (+124) and Under (7)

Mets vs. Cardinals Game Info

  • New York Mets probable starting pitcher: Max Scherzer
  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Miles Mikolas
  • Game Day: Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Matchup

Scherzer Mikolas
3 GS 3
3-0 W-L 1-0
2.50 ERA 1.76
18.0 IP 15.1
7 BB 3
23 SO 13

Mets Starter Max Scherzer

  • Scherzer (3-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched) makes the start for the Mets, his fourth of the season.
  • The righty’s last time out was on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants, when he threw seven innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing only one hit.
  • The 37-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.50, with 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .150 batting average against him.
  • Scherzer is aiming for his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 6.0 frames per appearance on the mound.
  • He will take the mound against a Cardinals offense that ranks 21st in MLB with 112 total hits (on a .239 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .376 (15th in MLB) with 13 total home runs (17th in MLB).
  • The 37-year-old’s 2.50 ERA ranks 22nd, .889 WHIP ranks 15th, and 11.5 K/9 ranks sixth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Cardinals Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (1-0) will take the mound for the Cardinals, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he allowed four hits in five scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins.
  • The 33-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 1.76, 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings and an opponent batting average of .224.
  • In three starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • Mikolas will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The Mets rank fourth in MLB with a .256 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 10th in the league (.393) and 16 home runs.
  • The 33-year-old ranks 10th in ERA (1.76), 28th in WHIP (1.043), and 34th in K/9 (7.6) among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.

Mets Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Mets have been favored 15 times and won 12, or 80%, of those games.
  • New York has entered seven games this season favored by -146 or more and is 5-2 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 59.3% chance of a victory for the Mets.
  • Games involving New York have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in six of 18 chances this season.
  • The Mets are 11-6-0 ATS in their 17 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have come away with four wins in the seven contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • St. Louis has played as an underdog of +124 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 44.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • St. Louis and their opponents have hit the over in five of their 14 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Cardinals have an against the spread record of 9-5-0 in 14 games with a line this season.

Mets Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Lindor leads the Mets with four home runs and has a team-best batting average of .312.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Lindor ranks 10th in homers and 11th in RBI.
  • Starling Marte has two doubles, two home runs and three walks while batting .254.
  • Marte is 52nd in homers 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 been productive as he leads his team with 16 RBI.
  • Alonso brings a two-game streak with at least one hit into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two RBI.
Francisco Lindor 17 .312 .408 .562 4 12 20
Starling Marte 15 .254 .319 .381 2 13 16
Jeff McNeil 15 .302 .373 .434 1 7 16
Pete Alonso 17 .254 .297 .433 3 16 17
Eduardo Escobar 16 .250 .391 .464 1 5 14

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Arenado leads the squad with a batting average of .364, and leads the Cardinals in home runs, with five and runs batted in with 14.
  • Arenado’s home run total puts him fourth in the big leagues, and he ranks sixth in RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .312 with a double, a triple, three home runs and six walks.
  • Edman ranks 23rd in home runs and 49th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Tyler O’Neill has two doubles, a home run and seven walks while batting .213.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .236 with four doubles and seven walks.
Nolan Arenado 14 .364 .426 .727 5 14 20
Tommy Edman 14 .312 .400 .562 3 8 15
Tyler O’Neill 13 .213 .304 .319 1 8 10
Paul Goldschmidt 14 .236 .323 .309 0 5 13
Dylan Carlson 13 .218 .262 .273 0 2 12

Betting Tips for Mets vs. Cardinals

Our best bet is the Cardinals on the moneyline at +124 after taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will under the total of 7 runs.

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