Mets face Chicago Cubs: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 18, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs battle the visiting New York Mets on Saturday in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs will turn to Scott Feldman and his 3-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Jeremy Hefner (0-4) to the hill.

View NY Mets vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Cubs in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -138 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mets, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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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. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Mets average 7.8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 14-rated defense.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cubs on May 17. Bettors who backed the Mets at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York rolled to a 3-2 win against Chicago on Friday, as Matt Harvey and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Mets at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Mets' last 18 games on the road
NY Mets are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 19