Mets vs. Cardinals MLB Best Bet: Series Opener Short on Offense

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The first full week of May begins with a clash of longtime National League rivals when the Mets head to the Midwest to meet the Cardinals on Monday’s baseball betting card.

Neither side is playing well and languishing at or near the bottom of their respective divisions. So, let’s delve into the MLB odds offered by the top-rated sportsbooks to uncover the best betting opportunities.

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MLB Pick: Under 8 (+100) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, May 06, 2024 – 07:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium

A quick rematch between the Mets and Cardinals is on tap in St. Louis beginning Monday, and New York will turn to Sean Manaea (1-1, 3.07) to be its first line of defense while the Redbirds give the ball to veteran Kyle Gibson (2-2, 3.79).

Manaea Making 1st Career Start vs. Cards

Neither Manaea nor Gibson took part in the series between the clubs a couple of weekends back at Citi Field. St. Louis won the first 2 games of that set, both contests staying ‘under’ the totals, and the Cardinals also took 2 of 3 in the series played in New York last season.

Manaea faced the Cardinals once out of the bullpen this past season, and that is the extent of his experience vs. St. Louis. Gibson, who has logged 3 consecutive quality starts, is drawing his 10th career assignment vs. the Mets, going 3-3 with a 3.96 ERA in the previous nine (47.2 IP).

Both Sides in Ruts

The Mets arrived in St. Louis after being swept this past weekend in St. Pete at the hands of the Rays. The Cardinals, meanwhile, have dropped 4 of their last 5, including the last 2 to the lowly White Sox.

Volatile spring weather persists across the Midwest, but St. Louis looks safe on Monday. Even with a breeze blowing out to left-center, the ‘under’ 8 at most top sportsbooks also looks safe.

MLB Pick: Under 8 (+100) at BetOnline

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