New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs 8/17/14 MLB Pick and Odds
Chicago Cubs (52-70) at New York Mets (59-65)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Citi Field)
Jake Arrieta (R) (6-4) (2.773) vs. Raphael Montero (R) (0-3) (6.120)
The Line: New York Mets +106 / Chicago Cubs -116 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, SNY
The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs face off on Sunday at Citi Field as they close out their series.
The New York Mets had an odd offensive stat line but made it work without getting many hits as they beat the Cubs on Saturday. Juan Legares, Travis d’Arnaud, and Wilmer Flores had hits as the Mets scored seven runs on just four hits. Starting pitcher Jon Niese allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out six over 6.0 innings to get the win and go to 7-8 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Mets start Miguel Montero who is looking for his first Major League win For the season Montero has allowed 28 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 21 over 25 innings for a 0-3 record and a 6.12 ERA.
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The Chicago Cubs continued their trademark subpar play on Saturday as they dropped another one to the Mets. Justn Ruggiano and Wellington Castillo each hit home runs and Javier Baez had a hit as the Cubs scored three runs on seven hits. Starting pitcher Saniel Strally allowed four hits and seven runs while striking out four over 5.1 innings to take the loss in his first outing for the Cubs. For Sunday’s game the Cubs start Jake Arrieta who has lost his last two starts. For the season Arrieta has allowed 87 hits and 34 earned runs while striking out 113 over 110.1 innings for a 6-4 record and a 2.77 ERA.
New York is 3-7 in their last 10 games against a left-handed starter, 3-5 in their last eight home games, and 0-5 in Montero’s last five starts. Chicago is 5-14 in their last 19 road games, 3-8 as a favorite, and 1-4 in Arrieta’s last five starts.
The total in this one looks to be on the low side and my free pick is going to be the Over.
My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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