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Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets - 6/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Chicago Cubs
Date & Time Thursday June 20, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago Cubs -133 / New York Mets +123
TV Channel
SNY, WGN
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The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs will match up on the MLB diamond to kick off their series on Thursday.

New York just finished up against the Braves. In the Monday opener, the Mets took a 12-3 loss, and on Tuesday they struck back 10-2 to tie it up. On Wednesday New York fell 7-2.

For the Thursday opener, the Mets will send out Walter Lockett in the start. Lockett came in the Kevin Plawecki trade from the Indians and will make his debut as a Met here.

Over on the Cubs’ side, they just finished up with their city-mates the White Sox for a pair of games. Chicago fell 3-1 in the opener, then on Wednesday the Cubs won 7-3.

In the Thursday game, the Cubs will send out Tyler Chatwood in the start. Over 35.0 innings and a 3-1 mark this year, Chatwood has a 3.60 ERA with 29 Ks and 21 BBs.

The Mets are 9-4 in their last 13 Thursday games and 0-5 in their last five in game one of a series. New York is 1-6 in the last seven versus the NL Central and the over is 6-1-1 in their last eight in game one of a series.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 50-21 in their last 71 Thursday games and 5-0 in Chatwood’s last five home starts. Chicago is 6-1 in Chatwood’s last seven starts and they’re 3-7 in their last 10 in game one of a series.

Chatwood only has one start on his resume this year, and he’s mostly been used for a couple of innings here and there as a reliever. He had some issues in St. Louis early this month but since then has two earned in 3.2 innings on three hits.

This seems like a great opportunity for the Mets to jump ahead in the series and bag a road win, so I’m going New York.

Pick:
Chicago Cubs -133

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