Mets vs. Cubs - 7/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (40-35) at New York Mets (40-38)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
J Arrieta (7-5) (2.94) vs. J deGrom (8-5) (2.15)
The Line: New York Mets -119 / Chicago Cubs +109 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, SNY
The Chicago Cubs look to sweep the New York Mets Thursday afternoon.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cubs have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight straight games. The Cubs have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 84 hits and 44 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 79 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last eight road games. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he’s 7-5 with a 2.94 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA and 25 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 seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Mets have lost seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Juan Lagares leads New York with 73 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 eight home games. Jacob deGrom takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 2.15 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 in Arrietas last 5 road starts. The Mets are 37-18 in their last 55 home games and 6-2 in deGroms last 8 starts. The Cubs are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York.
Both teams aren't scoring runs to save their life right now, as it's constantly 2-0 or 2-1 games with these teams. I'm following the trends here and siding with the under.