Cubs vs. Mets Thursday Prediction

Cubs vs. Mets, 6/17/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

The Mets will attempt to sweep the Cubs on Thursday night when the two teams meet at 7:10 p.m. ET. With Kyle Hendricks set to face Marcus Stroman in the pitching matchup, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?

Game Snapshot

903 Chicago Cubs (+116) at 904 New York Mets (-139); o/u 7.5

7:10 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 17, 2021

Citi Field, New York, NY

Chicago Cubs DFS Spin

Anthony Rizzo smashed his ninth home run of the season during a 1-for-4 performance on Wednesday night versus the Mets. Rizzo has been slightly cold of late, hitting just .160 over the past seven games but he has been hitting the ball hard when making contact. The 31-year-old is having a solid season leading up to free agency, batting .259/.351/.458 with nine home runs, 12 doubles, 29 runs, and 31 RBI.

New York Mets DFS Spin

Kevin Pillar went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, two runs, and two RBI during Wednesday's win over the Cubs. The home run was Pillar's fifth of the season and the 32-year-old is now batting .280 with a .760 slugging percentage over the past seven games. It is possible the veteran outfielder may lose a bit of playing time in the near future with the return of Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil right around the corner, but he has likely secured himself an important role for the rest of the season.

Cubs vs. Mets Betting Prediction

The under has cashed in five of the last seven games between these two teams overall and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams at Citi Field. The under is also 5-2 in the Cubs’ last seven games overall, is 34-16-1 in their last 51 games coming off a loss and is 18-7-1 in their last 26 games versus a right-handed starter. On the other side, the under is 4-1 the Mets’ last five games overall and is 16-5-1 in their last 22 games as a home favorite.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CUBS/METS UNDER 7.5

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