Cubs vs. Mets Game 1 Free Pick
Two unlikely teams to meet in the NLCS at the start of the season will do just that tonight when the New York Mets host Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs at 7:30PM ET in Game 1.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Mets are -120 money line favorites versus the Cubs, who are +110 to pull off the small upset. With Jon Lester set to face Matt Harvey in the pitching matchup, the total currently sits at 6.5 runs.
The Cubs are 5-0 in their last five road games versus the Mets and 21-7 in their last 28 games overall versus New York. The Cubs are also 8-1 in their last nine road games versus a right-handed starter and 6-1 in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record, while the Mets are 1-4 in their last five home games versus a lefty.