Edwin Jackson, Shaun Marcum take mound in Mets vs Cubs tilt
Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds
The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at Citi Field on Friday.
New York hands the ball to starter Shaun Marcum in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-5 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Edwin Jackson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Mets bats at the same time.
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +129-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 6-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Mets in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 10-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 7.7 hits per game so far, less than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +112 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Cincinnati 6-5 in extra innings at Wrigley Field.
New York lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cardinals on June 13. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 2-1 on Thursday behind a start from Adam Wainwright at Citi Field.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Cubs at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games at home
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs at NY Mets, Saturday, June 15