Mets at Cubs - 10/20/15 NLCS Game Three Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (95-74) at Chicago Cubs (101-68)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm (Wrigley Field)
Jacob deGrom vs. K Hendricks (8-7) (4.00)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +120 / New York Mets -130 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs play game three of the NLCS Tuesday night.
The New York Mets can all but end this series by winning this game and taking a 3-0 lead. The Mets have won three straight postseason games and are doing so by allowing three or less runs in four straight games. The New York Mets have a postseason ERA of 2.90 and 74 strikeouts in seven games. The Mets have won 10 of their last 14 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads New York with 10 hits and eight RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Curtis Granderson have combined for 12 RBI. The Mets have won six of their last 10 road games. Jacob deGrom gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts this postseason.
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The Chicago Cubs need a victory here if they have any real hope of saving their season. The Cubs pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in four straight games, including eight runs in this series. The Chicago Cubs have a postseason ERA of 3.75 and have 77 strikeouts in seven games. The Cubs have lost six of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Dexter Fowler and Kyle Schwarber have combined for 16 hits and nine RBI while Anthony Rizzo has homered twice. The Cubs have won 10 of their last 14 home games. Kyle Hendricks takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA and seven strikeouts this postseason.
The Cubs have come too far to let this series slip away just like that, right? Listen, I know deGrom is great and we made big money with him against the Dodgers. However, the Cubs hit better at Wrigley and the energy is just different. With a desprate Chicago team at home in a must-win game, I'll take a stab at the plus money.