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Mets Have Looked Surprisingly Good Vs Cubs

The New York Mets season has been a boondoggle, to say the least. However, the Metropolitans have continued their stellar play against the Chicago Cubs, with New York winning 11 of the past 15 meetings. That being said, the Cubs easily won 8-3 in the series opener on Tuesday.

  • The Cubs are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • Willson Contreras is expected to catch for Jon Lester for the first time since returning from the DL.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Mets’ last 10 games on the road.

Matt Harvey will make his third start for the Mets after spending an extended period on the DL. The 28-year-old looked good in his last outing, allowing just two earned runs in 5.0 innings. Harvey has faced the Cubs once already this season, giving up four runs with three home runs in 4.0 innings of work.

Lefty Jon Lester, who starts for the Cubbies in this one, has not exactly been lighting the world on fire recently. The 11-year veteran has a 6.44 ERA in his past six starts while allowing opponents to slug .504. That being said, Lester is coming off a solid outing in which he allowed just one earned run in 6.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Cubs were listed as 175 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.2-5.8 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (78-66) will face the 63-81 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago Cubs at No. 8 and the New York Mets at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the Chicago Cubs' No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.97 runs per game, against a New York Mets defense that ranks No. 27 at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than New York Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.51 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.47 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 5.12 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 8-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Jose Quintana at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games
  • NY Mets is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Chicago, Thursday, September 14