The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Thursday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
The Cubs are -115 home favorites while the Mets are -105 road underdogs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Carlos Carrasco will start for the Mets and is 0-2 with an 8.68 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs, and will be making his season debut after going 4-6 with a 4.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 2022.
Chicago’s 4-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday made it six straight wins for the Cubs in this head-to-head matchup.
New York is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a right-handed starter while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 10-2-1 in their last 13 games overall.
I’m rolling with the over here. I don’t trust this starting pitching matchup whatsoever, as Carlos Carrasco’s been terrible for much of the year and he struggled giving up five runs in five innings in his first start back off of the IL while Kyle Hendricks is making his debut here and is likely to have some rust on him to start. I think this is going to be a bit more high-scoring so give me the over here.