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July 7, 4:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Citi Field on Saturday as host New York battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Dillon Gee for the Mets (5-7 on the year) and Jeff Samardzija for Chicago (6-7 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Mets and the National League No. 15-rated Cubs in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Cubs average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

New York owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 13-rated defense.

The Cubs were an 8-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed an 8-7 victory at the expense of the Mets on Friday, with Travis Wood throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Citi Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Mets trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at NY Mets, Sunday, July 8

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