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May 26, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Chicago on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Carlos Zambrano in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. New York counters with R.A. Dickey, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cubs in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs - Mets odds would favor the Cubs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 11 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Mets average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

New York brings the National League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs' league No. 16-ranked defense.

The Mets were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 7-4 final on Wednesday in support of Dillon Gee at Wrigley Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mets at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to Philadelphia, Friday, May 27
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Friday, May 27

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