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July 6, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds

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

Johan Santana gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 6-4 mark. In the other dugout, Travis Wood brings a 3-3 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.

View Chi Cubs vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -175 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Mets and the league No. 15-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -146 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 7-3 on Thursday behind a start from Mike Minor at Turner Field.

The Mets were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday at Citi Field behind starter R.A. Dickey .

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

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Mets trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at NY Mets, Saturday, July 7

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