Mets vs. Cubs - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (39-35) at New York Mets (40-37)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
K Hendricks (2-4) (4.46) vs. J Niese (3-7) (4.12)
The Line: New York Mets -115 / Chicago Cubs +105 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, SNY
The Chicago Cubs and New York Mets begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Chicago Cubs need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Cubs have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Cubs have lost seven of their last eight 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 lost five of their last seven road games. Kyle Hendricks gets the ball, and he’s 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ second career game against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Mets have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Mets have lost six of their last nine games when scoring three or less runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 73 hits and 28 RBI while Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have combined for 66 RBI. The New York Mets have won six straight home games. Jonathon Niese takes the hill, and he’s 3-7 with a 4.12 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Niese is 3-5 with a 5.23 ERA and 40 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 11-5 in their last 16 vs. National League East and 2-5 in Hendricks' last 7 road starts. The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League Central and 1-7 in Nieses last 8 starts. The Cubs are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
It's hard to back the Cubs right now, as they're in a major funk and can't put runs on the board. The Mets are great at home and I like them here after a day off.