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Chicago Cubs host New York Mets in baseball action

New York MetsChicago Cubs
May 19, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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Chicago will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New York Mets pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

Travis Wood gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 4-2 mark. In the other dugout, Dillon Gee brings a 2-5 ledger to the game for the Mets as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View NY Mets vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-154 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over 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.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Chicago and its National League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Mets at 4.2 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 5.8 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered an 8-2 loss against Chicago on Saturday, as Jeremy Hefner wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Mets at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Mets' last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Mets' last 15 games when playing Chi Cubs
NY Mets are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
NY Mets home to Cincinnati, Monday, May 20
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 21