New York Mets vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 26 (4/26): MLB

New York Mets vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 26 (4/26): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:45 p.m. EST
Mets money line -113
Mets run line -1.5 (+150)
Cardinals money line -107
Cardinals run line +1.5 (-175)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  New York Mets St Louis Cardinals
Record 13-5 9-6
Road / home record 8-3 3-2
Last 10 record 7-3 6-4
Streak W3 L3
Over / under record 7-8-3 6-8-1
Runs / game 4.78 4.13
Runs allowed / game 2.83 3.07

Preview

The New York Mets and the St Louis Cardinals will play at the Busch Stadium the second game of the series. The Mets won the first game 5-2. Pinch-hitter Dominic Smith hustled for an infield single that drove in two pivotal runs, and the New York Mets capitalized on an uncharacteristic error by Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado to rally for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning. 

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 13-5 record after beating the Cardinals on Monday. The team is averaging 4.78 runs per game and allowing 2.83 runs. Francisco Lindor leads with 4 home runs and batting for .294 AVG whit 12 RBI so far. Pete Alonso has 16 RBI.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 over seven innings of two-hit ball in a scoreless duel with Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas.

Probable Pitcher:

Chris Bassitt (2-1, 3.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets in the 2nd game of the series. Bassitt took the loss against San Francisco on Wednesday, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings. He has only one start in his career against the Cards where he allowed 3 runs in 3.1 innings pitched.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 9-6 record after their last 2 games. The team is averaging 4.13 runs and allowing 3.07 runs per game. Nolan Arenado leads with 5 home runs and batting for .339 AVG whit 14 RBI so far.

Mikolas pitched seven shutout innings in his fourth start of the season. He scattered four hits and walked one. The right-hander has allowed just one earned run in his last three starts covering 20 2/3 innings.

Probable Pitcher: 

Jordan Hicks (1-1, 1.29 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Hicks took the loss against Miami on Thursday, pitching three innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Mets are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.

NY Mets are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against St. Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 6 games.

St. Louis are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.

Prediction

The Mets took advantage of the Cardinals errors in the 9th inning and cameback to win the game. They're now facing Jordan Hicks who allowed 1 run in his first short start of the season. Bassit will take the mound for the Mets and he wasn't good in his last game. For more that I would like to take the Cardinals I can't fade the Mets right now as they're on a good moment and everything is going right for them. Take the Mets.

PICK: Mets ML (-113)

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