Mets Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By Staff on May 17, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-16) will look to Paul Goldschmidt, who is on a 10-game hitting streak, when they face the New York Mets (24-14) at 7:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Citi Field. New York (-202 to win) has Max Scherzer set to start, and St. Louis (+167) will send out Jordan Hicks.

The betting insights in what follows reflect odds as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Mets vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Scherzer (NYM) Pitcher Hicks (STL)
4 – 1 W/L 1 – 3
44.0 IP 21.2
2.66 ERA 4.15
0.909 WHIP 1.154
11.3 K/9 8.7
2.3 BB/9 5

Mets Probable Starter Max Scherzer

  • Scherzer (4-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched) gets the start for the Mets, his seventh of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday, the righty threw 7 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 37-year-old has an ERA of 2.66, with 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Scherzer is trying to prolong a second-game quality start streak in this matchup.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has a collective .245 batting average, and is seventh in the league with 295 total hits and 11th in MLB action with 162 runs scored. It has the 11th-ranked slugging percentage (.389) and ranks 17th in home runs (33) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 37-year-old’s 2.66 ERA ranks 18th, .909 WHIP ranks eighth, and 11.3 K/9 ranks fourth.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Probable Starter Jordan Hicks

  • Hicks (1-3) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched to a 4.15 ERA this season with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 5 walks per nine across seven games.
  • In five starts this season, Hicks has not yet earned a quality start.
  • The Mets have scored 166 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They have 314 hits, third in baseball, with 31 home runs (20th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have been favored on the moneyline 32 total times this season. They’ve gone 20-12 in those games.
  • New York has played as a moneyline favorite of -202 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • The Mets have an implied moneyline win probability of 66.9% in this contest.
  • In the 38 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for New York, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-20-2).
  • The Mets have a 22-16-0 record ATS this season (covering 57.9% of the time).
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been underdogs in 18 games this season and won 10 (55.6%) of those contests.
  • St. Louis has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +167 moneyline set for this game.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cardinals, based on the moneyline, is 37.5%.
  • St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 17 of their 36 chances.
  • The Cardinals are 20-16-0 against the spread in their 36 chances this season.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has 37 hits, a team-high for the Mets. He’s hitting .257 with six doubles, eight home runs and 13 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Alonso’s batting average ranks 64th, his on-base percentage ranks 65th, and he is 35th in the league in slugging.
  • Francisco Lindor is batting .228 with six doubles, six home runs and 17 walks.
  • Lindor’s batting average ranks 105th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 92nd, and he is 93rd in the league in slugging.
  • Brandon Nimmo is batting .292 with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 20 walks, and has put up a team-best .397 on-base percentage.
  • Jeff McNeil’s .424 slugging percentage leads his team. He has nine doubles, a triple, a home run and 11 walks while hitting .312.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 145 .228 21 6 22 .315 .708
Pete Alonso 144 .257 21 8 29 .333 .798
Eduardo Escobar 129 .217 16 2 8 .322 .686
Jeff McNeil 125 .312 17 1 16 .370 .794
Brandon Nimmo 120 .292 20 3 12 .397 .855
Mark Canha 94 .287 12 3 13 .364 .758
Dominic Smith 66 .197 5 0 10 .280 .538
J.D. Davis 58 .190 7 1 6 .314 .624
Tomás Nido 55 .200 2 0 5 .224 .460
Luis Guillorme 51 .275 7 1 2 .373 .765

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in total hits (39) this season while batting .300 with 20 extra-base hits.
  • Arenado is 22nd in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and eighth in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
  • Goldschmidt is slashing .321/.397/.530 this season and leads the Cardinals with an OPS of .927.
  • Goldschmidt is currently 10th in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .273 with a .438 slugging percentage and 18 RBI this year.
  • Harrison Bader has three home runs, 10 RBI and a batting average of .224 this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 134 .321 22 5 23 .397 .927
Dylan Carlson 131 .221 12 2 10 .273 .617
Nolan Arenado 130 .300 16 8 29 .361 .938
Tommy Edman 128 .273 25 4 18 .372 .810
Tyler O’Neill 118 .186 14 2 20 .250 .538
Harrison Bader 116 .224 18 3 10 .289 .625
Yadier Molina 79 .241 8 2 6 .241 .595
Corey Dickerson 61 .197 4 0 7 .254 .484
Andrew Knizner 53 .264 4 1 9 .371 .748
Albert Pujols 46 .239 9 2 6 .375 .788

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