Mets vs. Cubs Monday Prediction
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs will open a new series on Monday at Wrigley Field. Did oddsmakers set the betting total too high for Game 1 of the series at 8:05 p.m. ET tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
903 New York Mets (+125) at 904 Chicago Cubs (-135); 10.5 runs
Monday, August 27, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: NYM (SNY); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cubs as a -135 favorite. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Mets on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Mets’ Syndergaard solid for six innings vs. Giants
Noah Syndergaard pitched six innings of two-run ball for a victory Wednesday against the Giants. Syndergaard still isn't in ace form, but he is keeping it together; he hasn't allowed more than four runs in any of his 18 starts this year. He struck out six and walked one tonight. He hasn't fanned for more than seven batters in any of his seven starts since returning from a finger injury in July.
Cubs’ Lester allows one run in 5 2/3 to beat Tigers
Jon Lester held the Tigers to one run over 5 2/3 innings and took home a win on Wednesday. He burned an even 100 pitches while falling one out short of a quality start. It was a good outing for the veteran left-hander but not a dominant one. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out three. He improves to 14-5 with a 3.64 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 26 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 13-3 in Syndergaard’s last 15 starts versus National League Central opponents and are 5-2 in his last seven outings overall.
The Cubs have won five straight games and 40 of 52 at home when facing a team with a losing record.
The under is 3-2-1 in Syndergaard’s last six road starts, is 18-8 in his last 26 games when he pitches the first game of a series, and is 5-2 in his last seven outings coming off four days of rest. On the other side, the under is 8-2 in the Cubs’ last 10 games, has cashed in five of their last seven home games and is 7-1 in their last eight games coming off a win. Lester has thrown up some clunkers in the second half but this betting total is too high given this pitching matchup.
The Pick: Mets/Cubs under 10.5