Stephen Nover's MLB Total of the Week
(MLB) St. Louis vs. NY Mets, 05/18/2022 7:10 PM, Score: 4 - 11
Total: 7.00 | -115.00 Under
Result: Loss
Both games in Tuesday's doubleheader between these two teams went Under with a total of 11 runs scored in the two games. I see another low-scoring game here. The main reason for this is Mets starter Max Scherzer.

He has a 2.55 career ERA against St. Louis in 14 starts. The Cardinals lineup has a combined batting average of only .156 against Scherzer.

Converted Cardinals starter Jordan Hicks is starting to get stretched out and could go deeper into the game than he has been. Hicks and the Cardinals relief pitchers won't have to deal with Mets star outfield Starling Marte, who is out.