Cardinals Vs Mets: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 3, 2021

The New York Mets (11-11) meet the St. Louis Cardinals (16-12) a game after Jeff McNeil had a four-hit outing in an 8-7 win over the Phillies. The Cardinals are () in this matchup with the Mets (), which begins at 7:45 PM ET on Monday. New York has not named a starter while St. Louis is projected to start Adam Wainwright.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 3, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Mets Betting Odds

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • The Cardinals will send Wainwright (0-3) out to make his sixth start of the season. He is 0-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 32 strikeouts through 28 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Monday against the Phillies, the righty tossed nine innings, giving up two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Mets offense has the 27th-best slugging percentage (.364) and has hit the fewest home runs (17) in all of MLB. They have a collective .241 batting average, and are last in the league with 170 total hits and last in MLB play scoring 71 runs.
  • The Cardinals were the moneyline favorite for three Wainwright starts this season — they lost all of the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2021 at 2:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Wainwright (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Villar 18 .167 3 0 1 .250 .417
Albert Almora Jr. 10 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Kevin Pillar 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .286
Jeff McNeil 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Michael Conforto 5 .200 1 1 1 .500 1.300
Francisco Lindor 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
José Peraza 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500
Pete Alonso 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Dominic Smith 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
J.D. Davis 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.667

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals’ offense is averaging 4.0 runs in home games while scoring 5.3 per game away from Busch Stadium.
  • The Cardinals score the eighth-most runs in baseball (132 total, 4.7 per game).
  • The Cardinals have compiled a 10-7 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 58.8% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -124 or shorter, St. Louis has a 3-3 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • St. Louis has played in 28 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-13-2).
  • St. Louis played as the moneyline favorite for eight of its last 10 games, and finished 6-2 in those matchups.

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking last with just 71 total runs (3.2 per game) this season.
  • They’ve scored 3.6 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 2.8 at home.
  • The Mets have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won four of those games.
  • New York has played as an underdog of +108 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in seven of their 22 games with a total.
  • In three games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, New York has a record of 2-1.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 18 runs batted in.
  • Arenado ranks sixth in SLG among the qualifying hitters in MLB play.
  • Dylan Carlson is hitting .265 with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB play, Carlson’s .469 SLG ranks 19th.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 115 .287 14 2 6 .349 .740
Nolan Arenado 110 .264 12 4 18 .314 .787
Paul Goldschmidt 107 .234 18 3 15 .281 .645
Dylan Carlson 98 .265 18 3 13 .342 .811
Paul DeJong 93 .172 15 6 13 .280 .656
Justin Williams 67 .179 7 3 8 .257 .570
Tyler O’Neill 63 .270 12 5 10 .292 .832
Matt Carpenter 46 .109 7 3 10 .250 .554
Andrew Knizner 41 .244 7 0 1 .311 .604
Austin Dean 27 .185 4 1 7 .294 .664

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs with five and runs batted in with 16.
  • Alonso’s SLG and OBP are not among league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Michael Conforto has collected 19 hits this season and has an OBP of .368. He’s slugging .419 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Conforto falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average in the league.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 82 .171 10 1 3 .281 .501
Pete Alonso 81 .259 11 5 16 .330 .824
Dominic Smith 77 .234 4 2 8 .250 .614
Michael Conforto 74 .257 6 2 9 .368 .787
Brandon Nimmo 66 .318 7 1 8 .430 .869
James McCann 65 .215 2 1 5 .282 .544
Jeff McNeil 65 .231 9 2 5 .324 .693
Jonathan Villar 41 .244 5 0 3 .279 .645
J.D. Davis 41 .390 5 2 7 .468 1.078
Kevin Pillar 31 .194 4 1 1 .242 .532

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