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Chicago Cubs Favored by -265 Against New York Mets on Thursday

The Chicago Cubs get a visit from the New York Mets in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Seth Lugo gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the New York Mets on Thursday; he's 6-4 on the season. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Jen-Ho Tseng, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.0-3.0 win for the Cubs on Thursday. 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 (79-66) will face the 63-82 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 8 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Mets sit at No. 23 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 7-ranked scoring average of 5.05 runs per game, against a New York Mets offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.63 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.66 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (8.52 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 5.05 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 28-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was scored on plenty on Wednesday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 17-5 loss to Chicago.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 10 games
  • NY Mets is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Atlanta, Friday, September 15th
Chicago home to St. Louis, Friday, September 15th