Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/3/14
New York Mets (27-29) at Chicago Cubs (20-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Zack Wheeler (R) (2-5) (4.022) vs. Jake Arrieta (R) (1-1) (3.198)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +105 / New York Mets -115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, CSN-Chicago
The Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets face off on Tuesday at Wrigley Field as they open their series.
The Chicago Cubs have the worst record in baseball as they look to build for a brighter future. The Cubs are 10-13 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are 12.5 games back in the NL Central. As a team the Cubs are hitting .231 with Starlin Castro hitting .272, Emilio Bojifacio hitting .269, and Anthony Rizzo hitting .267. The Cubs pitching staff has an ERA of 3.75 with the starters at 4.01 and the bullpen at 3.25. For game one against the Mets Chicago starts Jake Arrieta who is coming off of a loss in his last start. For the season Arrieta has allowed 28 hits and nine earned runs while striking out 26 over 25.1 innings for a 1-1 record and a 3.20 ERA.
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The New York Mets continue to hang around in the NL East as they try and make a move on the leaders. The Mets are 15-12 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are tied for third in the NL East. As a team the Mets are hitting .234 with David Wright hitting .293, Daniel Murphy hitting .291, and Lucas Duda hitting .241. As a team the Mets pitching staff has a 3.62 ERA with the starters at 3.79 and the bullpen at 3.30. For game one against the Cubs the Mets start Zack Wheeler who is coming off of win in his last start. For the season Wheeler has allowed 63 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 62 over 62.2 innings for a 2-5 record and a 4.31 ERA.
Chicago is 20-44 following an off day, 1-4 in their last five games, and 6-2 in Arreita’s last eight starts. New York is 5-1 in their last six games, 4-1 against the NL Central, and 7-3 in Wheeler’s last 10 starts against a team with a losing record.
This game doesn’t set up to be high scoring so my free pick is Under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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