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Lester Seeks a Second Payout vs Mets

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester will be looking to pitch his team to a second win and payout over the New York Mets this season when the lefthander heads to the mound on Wednesday night in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Lester is just 4-6 with a 4.03 ERA on the season, but he held the Mets to three runs on five hits over six innings of work in a win over them on May 11. Bartolo Colon (9-6, 4.89 ERA) is the probable starter for New York for Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Mets in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 110 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-2.8 result in favor of the Cubs today. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

40-38 New York battles the Cubs, currently with a 40-35 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Chicago injuries news.

The New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 7.75 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.38 hits per game, good for No. 20 on the list.

New York owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 3.58 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago threw a shutout at New York in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by K Hendricks to defeat New York 1-0 on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets's last 8 games
  • NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at New York, Thursday, July 2nd