Cubs vs. Mets - 5/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (19-11) at Chicago Cubs (15-14)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
J deGrom (3-3) (2.95) vs. J Lester (2-2) (4.04)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -134 / New York Mets +124 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, CSN-CHI
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs begin a four-game series Monday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Mets have allowed nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Mets have won five of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Juan Lagares leads New York with 35 hits and 13 RBI while Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer have combined for 30 RBI. The New York Mets have split their last eight games on the road. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be deGrom’s second career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cubs have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Cubs have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 36 hits and 18 RBI while Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler have combined for 32 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have lost three of their last four games on their home field. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 4.04 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Lester’s second career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 5-2 in deGroms last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Lesters last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
I don't like the way the Cubs are playing at all, as they've been sloppy on both sides of the ball. The Mets and the plus money here looks tasty.