Cubs vs. Mets Thursday Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets, 8/29/2019 Predictions & Odds

After struggling on the road for months, the Cubs have seemingly found a cure of their woes away from Wrigley by beating the Mets in back-to-back games at Citi Field. That said, will Chicago struggle to upend New York tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

903 Chicago Cubs (+165) at 904 New York Mets (-185); 7.5 runs

Thursday, August 29, 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, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Mets to beat the Cubs on the moneyline.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Kyle Schwarber had a two-run homer, an RBI double and a walk Wednesday in the Cubs' 10-7 win over the Mets. Schwarber's homer was his 31st, overtaking his career high of 30 from two years ago. His .228 average and .321 OBP are rather disappointing, especially considering that more than 80 percent of his plate appearances have come against righties, but he has improved some of late.

New York Mets Fantasy Spin

Jeff McNeil went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double Wednesday in a losing cause against the Cubs. McNeil was in the leadoff spot tonight for the first time since returning from the injured list. It'd seem to be where he belongs; he's hitting .333 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and 58 runs scored in 83 games from the top spot.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The Cubs have won seven of their last 10 games overall and are a perfect 4-0 in their last four road contests.

New York

The Mets are 12-2 in their last 14 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.

Prediction:

The Cubs are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games played at Citi Field and are 13-3 in their last 16 games versus the Mets overall. Despite Jon Lester’s struggles of late, the Cubs are 5-0 in his last five starts versus the Mets and are 15-6 in his last 21 outings when he’s coming off five days of rest. The Mets, meanwhile, are in a bit of a tailspin, dropping five in a row and 13 of Jacob deGrom’s last 16 home starts versus a team with a winning record. New York has also dropped six of deGrom’s last eight starts at home.

The Pick: Chicago Cubs +165

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