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New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals

May 8, 2024


The New York Mets will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The game will start at 1:15 PM ET on Wednesday afternoon and will air on Bally Sports Midwest, SNY, and ESPN+.

New York Mets Team Preview

The New York Mets will be going for their 2nd series sweep this season when they face the St. Louis Cardinals for Game 3 of the series following a 7-5 win in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday. With the win, the Mets are now .500 this season at 18-18, which puts them in 4th place in the NL East and gives them the 8th-best record in the National League. 

The Mets entered Game 2 of the series against the Cardinals, losing three of their previous four series. However, they won their first series since the series win against the Chicago Cubs last week and avenged their 1-2 series loss against the Cardinals earlier this season. 

New York has won three straight games in the series against St. Louis and has won by an average margin of 1.67 runs per game in those meetings and has won six of the previous ten meetings in the series while having won by an average margin of 1.4 runs per game in those contests. The New York Mets will look to extend their winning streak to three games and complete the series sweep against the Cardinals with a win in Game 3 of the series.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals have been one of the worst teams in the National League this season. They enter the series finale against the New York Mets having lost seven of their previous nine games. They are on a four-game losing streak, which also includes a 1-2 series loss at home against the Chicago White Sox. They have lost three straight series following the 5-7 loss in Game 2 of the series on Tuesday. 

The Cardinals have lost three of the five meetings in the series against the Mets this season. St. Louis is in last place in the NL Central and has the 3rd worst record in the National League with a record of 15-21. The St. Louis Cardinals will look to end their four-game losing streak and three-game losing streak in the series when they host the New York Mets for Game 3 on Wednesday afternoon.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb lists the St. Louis Cardinals as -160 moneyline favorites at home against the New York Mets for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon. New York has won six of the previous ten and three straight games in the series while having won by an average margin of 1.4 runs per game in the last ten and 1.67 runs per game in the previous three matchups. 

Jose Quintana is 1-0 with two no-decisions in his last three starts against the Cardinals, while Sonny Gray is 3-0 in his previous three starts against the Mets. In those starts, he has only allowed four runs while striking out 22 batters.

Game Pick

New York has won three straight and six of the previous ten games in the series while having won by an average margin of 1.4 runs per game over the last ten and 1.67 runs per game during their winning streak.

However, Sonny Gray has owned the Mets in his previous three starts, winning all three contests and allowing an average of 1.33 runs per game in those matchups while striking out an average of 7.33 batters during that stretch. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the St. Louis Cardinals when they host the New York Mets for Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: St. Louis Cardinals Moneyline (-160)