Mets vs. Cubs Prediction
Will the Chicago Cubs be able to avoid a letdown at home tonight when they take on the New York Mets at 8:05PM ET?
907 New York Mets vs. 908 Chicago Cubs
Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:05PM ET – Wrigley Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Mets are listed with odds of +130 to win on the road. The over/under total for the game is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 81 percent going on the Cubs at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mets in another funk
The Mets are coming off a 7-2 loss at Atlanta on Wednesday night. They have dropped five of their last seven games. New York is 35-39 on the season, 15-25 on the road and 39-28 with the over. Walker Lockett is getting the start today for the Mets. He is making his season debut.
New York is putting up 4.72 runs per game on offense this year while hitting .252 at the plate. Defensively, the Mets have a 4.67 team ERA with a 1.36 team WHIP. Pete Alonso is leading the team this season. He has 16 doubles, 24 home runs and 57 RBI. Michael Conforto is adding 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 36 RBI.
Cubs hoping to get on track
Chicago is coming off a 7-3 win over the White Sox last night, but the Cubs are just 3-6 in their last nine games. The Cubs are 40-33 on the season, 25-12 at home and 38-34 with the over. Chicago has Tyler Chatwood on the mound today. He is 3-1 on the season with a 3.60 ERA.
The Cubs have one of the stronger pitching staffs in the league, posting a 3.87 team ERA with a 1.32 team WHIP. Chicago is averaging 5.08 runs per game at the plate while hitting .252 as a squad. Anthony Rizzo is leading the team with 11 doubles, 19 home runs and 51 RBI. Javier Baez is adding 18 doubles, 17 home runs and 46 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets have lost their last five series openers and 6-20 in their last 26 road games.
The Cubs have won Chatwood’s last five home starts and they are 9-4 in their last 13 games against a right-handed starter.
Lockett has appeared in four games over his career, allowing 16 runs over 15 innings of work. He has struggled with walks as well. Chatwood has just one start this year, as he has made 16 relief appearances. Regardless, he has been able to pitch well in most positions he has been put in. Walks have been an issue for him as well, but Chicago has the better hitters and the Mets are a disaster on the road.
MLB Prediction: Chicago Cubs -150