Mets vs. Cardinals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/17/2022

by | May 16, 2022

The New York Mets (23-13), led by Brandon Nimmo on an 11-game hitting streak, will meet the St. Louis Cardinals (19-15) Tuesday at Citi Field. The Mets are -130 favorites for the matchup, which starts at 3:10 PM ET on SNY. Neither team has named a starting pitcher 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 -130 +110 7.5 -115 -105

Computer Predictions for Mets vs. Cardinals

Our computer pick: St. Louis Cardinals (+110) and Over (7.5)

Mets vs. Cardinals Game Info

  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SNY
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Stadium: Citi Field

Mets Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Mets have been favored 32 times and won 21, or 65.6%, of those games.
  • New York is 13-9 this season when entering a game favored by -130 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Mets have a 56.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • New York and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 37 games with a total this season.
  • The Mets are 21-15-0 against the spread this season.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cardinals have been chosen as underdogs in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (52.9%) in those games.
  • This year, St. Louis has won four of 10 games when listed as at least +110 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 47.6% chance of walking away with the win.
  • St. Louis and their opponents have gone over in 17 of their 34 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Cardinals are 19-15-0 against the spread in their 34 games that had a posted line this season.

Mets Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Pete Alonso has gone yard eight times in the 2022 campaign while knocking in 29 runs, both totals that lead the Mets.
  • Among all MLB batters, Alonso ranks 49th in batting average, 61st in on-base percentage, and 25th in slugging.
  • Alonso carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .211 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Francisco Lindor has six doubles, six home runs and 15 walks while hitting .232.
  • Lindor is 29th in home runs and 20th in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Lindor has two straight games with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .125 with a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • Nimmo is batting .304 with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 20 walks.
  • Nimmo will look to build on his 11-game hitting in this game. In his last 10 outings he is batting .405 with three doubles, a triple, seven walks and five RBI.
  • Starling Marte is batting .259 with eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and five walks.
  • Marte has recorded at least one hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .286 with three doubles and a triple.
Pete Alonso 36 .270 .342 .489 8 29 37
Francisco Lindor 36 .232 .314 .406 6 22 32
Brandon Nimmo 31 .304 .414 .473 3 12 34
Starling Marte 33 .259 .304 .396 3 20 36
Jeff McNeil 34 .308 .369 .419 1 14 36

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with eight home runs and 29 runs batted in, while posting a team-best batting average of .312.
  • Arenado ranks 12th in homers and third in RBI among all hitters in MLB.
  • Arenado carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and five RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .273 with three doubles, two triples, four home runs and 16 walks.
  • Among all major league hitters, Edman ranks 62nd in home runs and 58th in RBI.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up a team-high batting average of .312.
  • Harrison Bader is hitting .231 with four doubles, three home runs and nine walks.
Nolan Arenado 33 .312 .374 .600 8 29 39
Tommy Edman 33 .273 .367 .430 4 17 33
Paul Goldschmidt 33 .312 .394 .496 4 20 39
Harrison Bader 33 .231 .300 .352 3 10 25
Dylan Carlson 33 .220 .269 .341 2 10 27

Betting Tips for Mets vs. Cardinals

Our best bet is the Cardinals on the moneyline at +110 after taking a look at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will over the total of 7.5 runs.

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