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Daniel Straily, Jonathon Niese Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Tilt

Chicago Cubs

vs

New York Mets
Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Citi Field

The New York Mets will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade Citi Field on Saturday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Daniel Straily to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-2. Getting the ball for the New York Mets is Jonathon Niese, who owns a 6-8 record on the season with a 3.46 ERA.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, New York sat as -155 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Mets to win this game 3.9-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets bring a 58-65 record to the battle against the 52-69 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (New York Mets) and the No. 17 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Stats Matchup

The game also pits New York Mets No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.79 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.23 in runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have averaged 8.03 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.18 hits per game).

New York owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 3.79 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by Zack Wheeler in their last outing, a 3-2 setback against New York at Citi Field.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Mets is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
NY Mets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at New York, Sunday, August 17th