Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets - 7/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (50-43) at Chicago Cubs (56-37)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
B Colon (8-4) (3.11) vs. K Hendricks (8-6) (2.32)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -171 / New York Mets +161 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets take the field with the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday afternoon action.
The New York Mets have dropped to third in the National League East as they have struggled to string wins together. The Mets have got to start stringing wins together after squeezing by the Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. NYM starter Noah Syndergaard gave up an unearned run over 5.2 frames for a no decision with three relievers holding Chicago scoreless. New York managed eight hits with Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera driving in runs. Veteran Bartolo Colon gets the call to the mound against the Cubs on Wednesday. Colon comes off of a 5-3 win at Philadelphia with three unearned runs allowed over 5.2 innings.
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The Chicago Cubs are trying to rediscover their early season magic and end the National League Central race as early as possible. The Cubs appeared to have found a groove with wins in four of five before losing Tuesday with their offense falling silent. Cubbies starter Jake Arrieta was outstanding with a run plated through seven innings before Hector Rodon gave up a run in the 9th to get the loss. Chicago totaled nine hits and four walks with Wilson Contreras scoring an unearned run in the third.A surging Kyle Hendricks takes the hill for the first time this season against the Mets. Hendricks has been one of the Cubs best hurlers with an 8-6 record with a 1.02 WHIP and 2.41 ERA.
The Mets are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and the under is 19-7-1 in their last 27 overall while going 19-7-1 in their last 27 on grass. The under is 20-6 in the Cubs last 26 home games and Chicago are 54-25 in their last 79 home games while going 1-7 in Hendricks' last 8 Wednesday starts. New York are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings and are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago. I’d be careful with the Cubs who are looking more beatable as the season goes on…