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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets

The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Citi Field.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Edwin Jackson in this game. Jackson has a 2-8 record and a 5.76 ERA this season.

It'll be Shaun Marcum toeing the rubber for the Mets in this contest. Righthander Marcum is 0-5 with a 5.49 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Chicago: 26-38 SU
New York: 24-37 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's 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's 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's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets's 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

Next up:
NY Mets home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, June 15