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Chicago Cubs visit New York Mets in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Chicago Cubs


New York Mets
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:10 PM ET
Citi Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets battle on Monday at Citi Field as the Mets try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter Kyle Hendricks for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Bartolo Colon for the New York Mets. Hendricks brings a 4-1 mark to the game, while Colon is 11-10 to date on the season.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Opening Odds and Betting Line

The New York Mets were listed as -134 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.5 win for the Mets. A 3.9-3.5 result in favor of the Mets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets bring a 59-66 record to the battle against the 53-70 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Chicago injuries news.

The New York Mets sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 14 on the same chart.

How Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Mets No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.79 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.8 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 7.97 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.16 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.44 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Mets on Sunday, with Jake Arrieta throwing 1 innings of 2-hit ball at Citi Field.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
NY Mets is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to San Francisco, Tuesday, August 19th
New York at Oakland, Tuesday, August 19th