Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (63-81) at Chicago Cubs (78-66)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Harvey (5-4) (5.82) vs. J Lester (10-7) (4.35)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +175 / New York Mets -208 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, SNY
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs meet Wednesday in MLB action at Wrigley Field.
The New York Mets need a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 116 hits and 48 RBI while Jose Reyes and Michael Conforto have combined for 209 hits and 117 RBI. Matt Harvey gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 5.82 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs also need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Cubs have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads the Cubs with 144 hits and 102 RBI while Kris Bryant and Javier Baez have combined for 254 hits and 131 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 4.35 ERA and 164 strikeouts this season. Lester is 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 6-20 in their last 26 vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Cubs are 42-20 in their last 62 home games vs. a team with a losing record, 109-53 in their last 162 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Mets are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago, 11-3 in the last 14 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Harvey has allowed four or more runs in three of his last five starts and has an ERA over five with a batting average over .300 on the road. Lester has had his bumps as well this season, but he's been far more consistent and is coming off a game in which he allowed just one run in six innings against the Pirates. The Mets are one of those teams counting the days until the offseason. Give me the better team at home with something to play for.