The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs meet Wednesday in MLB action atWrigley Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
New York Mets Betting Preview
The New York Mets have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Mets have split their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Brandon Nimmo leads the Mets with 56 hits and 19 RBI, while Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor have combined for 94 hits and 49 RBI. Kodai Senga gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Senga’s first career game against the Cubs.
Chicago Cubs Betting Preview
The Chicago Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 7 of their last 12 games. The Cubs have won 6 of their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with 50 hits and 23 RBI, while Dansby Swanson and Ian Happ have combined for 95 hits and 38 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.05 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 15-6 in their last 21 Wednesday games and 3-9 in their last 12 road games. The Cubs are 13-6 in their last 19 Wednesday games and 1-7 in their last 8 overall. The over is 6-2 in Mets last 8 overall. The over is 10-1 in Cubs last 11 overall. The Mets are 20-41 in the last 61 meetings in Chicago and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The New York Mets continue to underachieve, and their offense continues to come up small. Marcus Stroman is looking more and more like the ace caliber pitcher the Cubs thought they were getting, and he has a 2.79 ERA and .190 allowed batting average at home. Of course, Stroman also knows a lot of these Mets hitters after playing for the team for a couple of seasons. Give me the Cubs and the cheap price.