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Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets in MLB odds

New York MetsChicago Cubs
May 24, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Mets arrive at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

Jonathon Niese, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Cubs trot Ryan Dempster to the mound in this one. He is 2-4 so far in 2011.

View NY Mets vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-125-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 999.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Mets, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Mets average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the National League list.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-3 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -182 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 9-3 on Sunday behind a start from Ivan Nova at Yankee Stadium.

The Cubs were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -187 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Sunday, with James Russell throwing 4 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Boston are 2-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mets at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 25