Cubs vs. Mets Wednesday Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 8/28/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Cubs and Mets will continue their series from Citi Field on Wednesday night after Chicago took Game 1 of the series, 5-2. With Kyle Hendricks set to oppose Noah Syndergaard in the pitching matchup, what’s the best play tonight for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 Chicago Cubs (+117) at 958 New York Mets (-127); 7.5 runs

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field, New York, NY

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 74% of the betting tickets are on the Mets to beat the Cubs on the moneyline.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Javier Baez went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mets. Baez lined a Marcus Stroman offering past a diving Michael Conforto in the second inning that allowed him to easily make it to second with a double, but he tried for three bases and was thrown out easily. In the sixth he made sure he wouldn't have to run, knocking a Stroman delivery over the wall in right field for a two-run homer. He added a run-scoring double into the left field corner in the eighth inning. The 26-year-old has followed up a breakout 2018 season with a strong encore campaign, hitting .285/.319/.543 with 29 homers, 85 RBI, 86 runs scored and 10 steals through Tuesday's games.

New York Mets Fantasy Spin

Pete Alonso set the Mets' all-time record for home runs with his 42nd of the year Tuesday against the Cubs. In a scoreless game in the fourth inning, Alonso went up and crushed a Yu Darvish delivery to the opposite field for a solo blast. The home run set a team record for homers in a season, previously held by Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley. That he did it with more than a month left in the season is pretty amazing, and leaves us to wonder where the record will stand when the smoke clears. The 24-year-old is hitting .265/.367/.596 with 42 RBI, 101 RBI and 79 runs scored in 130 games overall.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The Cubs are just 2-6 in their last eight games versus an opponent that owns a winning record despite beating the Mets last night.

New York

The Mets are 11-3 in their last 14 home games when facing a right-handed starter and are 21-5 in their last 26 games overall when facing a righty.

Prediction:

The Cubs are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games played at Citi Field and have now beaten the Mets in 12 of the last 15 meetings between the two teams. The Cubs are also 20-8 in Hendricks’ last 28 starts versus opponents from the National League East and are 16-6 in his last 22 outings when he’s coming off a Quality Start in his last appearance. The Mets, meanwhile, have dropped four straight overall and are just 2-5 in their last seven games coming off a loss.

The Pick: Chicago Cubs +117

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