New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 6, 2024 7:45 PM

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May 6, 2024 6:18 AM
On May 6, 2024, the struggling St. Louis Cardinals (15-19) will host the New York Mets (16-18) at Busch Stadium, where the Cards have underperformed with a 6-9 home record. The Mets, meanwhile, have fared slightly better on the road with a 7-8 record. With the series currently led by the Cardinals 2-1, this 7:45 PM matchup is shaping up to be a crucial contest for both teams.
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New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Probable Pitchers

The probable starting pitcher for the New York Mets, Sean Manaea, is expected to take the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals, bringing his 3.07 ERA and 1.43 WHIP to the game. With 30 strikeouts and only one home run allowed in 29 full innings pitched, Manaea's statistics suggest he may pose a challenge for the Cardinals' hitters.

Kyle Gibson, the probable starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, brings a 3.79 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into the upcoming matchup against the New York Mets, seeking to improve on his 2-2 record. With 29 strikeouts and 14 walks through 38 full innings pitched, Gibson will look to contain the Mets' potent offense and lead the Cardinals to victory.

New York Mets Analysis

As the New York Mets prepare to face the St. Louis Cardinals, they'll look to capitalize on their strengths to secure a win. With Sean Manaea on the mound, the Mets will rely on their 15th-ranked run-scoring ability to back him up. The team's batting average of .236 and 274 total hits this season should provide opportunities for stars like Starling Marte, who leads the team with a .274 average, and Pete Alonso, who has blasted 8 home runs. Meanwhile, Brandon Nimmo's 21 RBIs will be crucial in driving in runs. However, the Mets must overcome their 25th-ranked strikeout rate and find ways to reach base consistently to overcome the Cardinals' pitching staff. If they can do so, they may be able to outscore their opponents and come out on top.

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

As the St. Louis Cardinals prepare to face the New York Mets, their offense will need to step up to compete with the Mets' strong pitching. The Cardinals' batting stats are mediocre at best, with the team ranking near the bottom of the league in runs scored, hits, and stolen bases. However, they do boast a solid on-base percentage, ranking 10th in runners left on base, which could be a key factor in generating scoring opportunities. Nolan Arenado will be a player to watch, leading the team with a .287 batting average and 19 RBIs, while Willson Contreras' six home runs could provide a much-needed power boost. With Probable Starting Pitcher Kyle Gibson taking the mound, the Cardinals will need to capitalize on their scoring chances to come out on top.

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Injuries

St. Louis Cardinals

  • Matt Carpenter (DH): 10-Day-IL
  • Packy Naughton (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Keynan Middleton (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Steven Matz (SP): 15-Day-IL

New York Mets

  • Drew Gilbert (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Cristopher Larez (SS): Suspension
  • Jett Williams (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Drew Smith (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Tylor Megill (SP): 15-Day-IL

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently favored to win, with odds sitting at -125, slightly shifted from their opening odds of -130, while the over/under for the matchup is set at 8.5.

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New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I've got the Cardinals squeaking out a 5-4 victory, because who doesn't love a good Coors Field-esque scoreboard-clogger?

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MLB Player Prop Picks for Mets vs Cardinals

Willson Contreras (STL) Over 0.5 Home Runs +400
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.1%
  • Odds to Hit: 22.2%
  • Bet Units: 0.7
  • Fair Odds: +350
  • Market Width: 192
Nolan Arenado (STL) Over 0.5 Home Runs +420
  • Grade: B
  • Expected Value: +1.0%
  • Odds to Hit: 20.0%
  • Bet Units: 0.2
  • Fair Odds: +399
  • Market Width: 247
J.D. Martinez (OF) - NYM Over 0.5 Singles +100
  • They're projected for 0.7 1B.
  • In games they had at least 2 at bats:
  • • Season 75.0% (6-2) (impl -300)
  • • Last 5 60.0% (3-2) (impl -150)
  • • Last 3 66.7% (2-1) (impl -200)

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