Mets vs. Cubs - 7/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (39-35) at New York Mets (40-37)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Lester (4-6) (4.03) vs. B Colon (9-6) (4.89)
The Line: New York Mets +110 / Chicago Cubs -120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, SNY
The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Chicago Cubs need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Cubs have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven straight games. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 83 hits and 44 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 78 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last six road games. Jon Lester gets the nod, and he’s 4-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-0 with a 4.09 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Mets have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 72 hits and 20 RBI while Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson have combined for 60 RBI. The New York Mets have won six of their last seven home games. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 9-6 with a 4.89 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Colon is 0-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 10-4 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Lesters last 7 starts. The Mets are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 2 of a series and 8-2 in Colons last 10 home starts. The Cubs are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
We're getting Colon and the Mets at home for the plus money. That seems like a solid bet even with Colon cooling off a big way since the beginning of the season.