Cubs vs. Mets - 5/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (20-12) at Chicago Cubs (16-15)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Harvey (5-1) (2.72) vs. J Hammel (3-1) (3.52)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +107 / New York Mets -117 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, WGN, ESPN
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs play game three of their series Wednesday night.
The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have allowed 14 runs in their last 14 games and four or more runs in three straight games. The Mets have lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three 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 lost five of their last seven games on the road. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he’s 5-1 with a 2.72 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Harvey’s second career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 38 hits and 19 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 39 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last eight games on their home field. Jason Hammel takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Hammel is 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Harveys last 6 starts. The Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Hammels last 5 starts as an underdog. The over is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings in Chicago.
I'm not picking against Harvey, who has been lights out this season. I'll eat the small chalk in this one.