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Cardinals vs. Mets MLB Odds, Preview and Prediction – May 19th, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

The Red Sox and the Astros have three games lined up, with the last contest on Thursday night, May 18. Chicago drew first blood with a 6-3 victory over Houston. The Astros retaliated right away with an imposing 13-4 win. This series is up for grabs with little margin of error for both teams. The Red Sox get a slight advantage, but the Astros are not far behind with momentum on their end.

Nitrobetting covers the upcoming Red Sox vs. Astros clash below. This preview shares essential game information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest MLB betting odds. More than that, we present timely trends and predictions that get you on the right betting track.

Cardinals vs. Mets Game Information

  • When: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 1:10 PM ET
  • Where: Citi Field, Queens, NY
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest, SNY
  • Radio: KMOX 1120 AM (Cardinals) / WCBS 880 (Mets)
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • MLB Odds: Cardinals (+164) / Mets (-192)

Why bet on the St. Louis Cardinals?

The Cardinals trailed by seven in their recent loss against the Mets. Jordan Hicks got the start for his team previously. The 25-year-old pitcher records a 4.21 ERA, featuring 26 strikes and a 1.21 WHIP. He pitched four innings before calling it quits in his last appearance.

Thursday night’s game is likely to see Cardinals right-hander Dakota Hudson. He has an impressive ERA record at 3.06, including 30 strikes and a 1.33 WHIP. While he might not be one of the premier pitchers in the MLB, he’s a consistent player when it comes to keeping runs off the board. His expected ERA is over two runs above his actual ERA, which is a result of the contact he’s been allowing so far.

Moreover, third baseman Nolan Arenado is hitting .317 with nine home runs to his name and is one of the league leaders in RBIs. Although he remains quiet in the series, the man ahead of him, Paul Goldschmidt, delivers the goods and is hitting .317.

Why bet on the New York Mets?

The Mets worked out a one-run win over the Cardinals in their last clash. Pete Alonso produced a homer and drive in four runs for his side to secure ti win. The series is at 2-1 in favor of the Mets going into the last face-off of the four-game series.

Max Scherzer got the start for New York on Wednesday night. He has a solid 2.54 ERA, with 59 strikes and a .95 WHIP. However, he walked out of the field in his recent outing with an apparent injury. He left with 61 of his 87 pitches for strikes and departed with a 6-2 lead in the preceding win.

New York Mets right-hander, Chris Bassitt, headlines for New York in this one. He has a competitive 2.34 ERA, with 46 strikes and a 1.02 WHIP. A few weeks ago, he threw six shutout innings while edging out six guys in St. Louis. It’s one of his more memorable performances against the Cardinals and has been one of the tougher names to square up against this season.

Cardinals vs. Mets MLB Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals are 4-6 in the last ten road games.
  • The Cardinals are 5-5 in the last ten games against the Mets.
  • The totals went over five of their last ten road games.
  • The Mets are 5-5 in the last five games at Citi Field.
  • The Mets are 2-3 in the last five home games against the Cardinals.
  • The totals went over in three of the Mets’ last five road games.

Cardinals vs. Mets Betting Prediction

This game might be an extension of Wednesday’s matchup, during which the Mets put the hammer down late in the contest and gave themselves encouragement despite the exit of Max Scherzer. We expect the hosts to keep the ball rolling against Hudson, who has been erratic as of late. Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ bullpen needs to prove that it can hold off the Mets once again. They should get another win to even the series before it’s over, and we believe that this remains a possibility looking at their recent numbers against the Cardinals.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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