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June 25, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Odds

39-34TEAM RECORD24-48

The Chicago Cubs host New York on Monday, looking to build on their 24-48 mark against the 39-34 Mets in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

New York puts its faith in starter Johan Santana to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-3. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Travis Wood, who owns a 1-3 record on the season with a 4.14 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mets listed as favorites of 130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cubs rated this week at No. 15 and the Mets sitting at No. 9.

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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. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Mets average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

The Mets were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Mets endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Sunday, with R.A. Dickey throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Citi Field.

Chicago was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Diamondbacks. They lost as +144 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Diamondbacks on Sunday, with Matt Garza throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Chase Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mets at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Mets' last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, June 26

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