Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction 05-23-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 23, 2023
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The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Mets are -115 road favorites while Chicago is a -105 home underdog.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Kodai Senga will start for the Mets and is 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Drew Smyly will start for the Cubs and is 4-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Chicago’s 6-3 win over the Mets back on September 14th, 2022, made it four straight wins for the Cubs in this head-to-head matchup.


New York is 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games against the NL Central while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Chicago is 1-7 in their last 8 games overall and 17-6 in their last 23 series-opening games while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall.


I’m backing the Cubs here. The Mets have been playing decent despite the fact that they’ve definitely cooled off after a strong start to the year and Kodai Senga hasn’t been overly easy to back in a lot of his recent starts. On the other side, the Cubs haven’t been great either, but Drew Smyly’s been solid at Wrigley with an ERA just over two and I think he deals the Cubs to a win in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Chicago Cubs -105
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