New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 13 (9/13): MLB

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 13 (9/13): MLB

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Cubs money line +310
Cubs run line +1.5 (+145)
Mets money line -415
Mets run line -1.5 (-160)
Over / under 6.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago Cubs  New York Mets
Record 59-82 89-43
Road / home record 29-40 46-24
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 58-70-13 72-68-7
Runs / game 4.07 4.69
Runs allowed / game 4.81 3.74

 

Preview

The New York Mets visit the Chicago Cubs will play the 2nd game of the series at the Citi Field on Tuesday. The Cubs took the win 5-2 in the first game of the series.  Chris Bassitt had his shortest start in three months, failing to get through the fourth inning.

 

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 59-82 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.07 runs per game. They're batting for .243 AVG, 568 runs scored in 1139 hits and 140 home runs, ranking #23 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 22 home runs and 58 RBI while Nico Hoerner has the better batting average with .291.

Defensively they are allowing 4.81 runs per game and rank #24 in the league. Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.97 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Cubs.

Probable Pitcher:  Adrian Sampson (1-5, 3.76 ERA)

Sampson will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cubs. Sampson did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing one run on five hits and no walks over six innings against the Reds. He struck out one. He has given up 2 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and a strikeout in 5.1 innings versus the Mets in his career.

 

New York Mets

The Mets get here with a 89-43 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.69 runs per game. They're batting for .257 AVG, 666 runs scored in 1237 hits and 145 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff McNeil is batting for .322 AVG while Pete Alonso leads with 33 home runs and 109 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.74 runs per game and rank #6 in the league. Chris Bassit leads the pitching staff with a 3.24 ERA, 153 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded with the NY Mets.

Probable Pitcher:   Jacob deGrom (5-1, 1.66 ERA)

DeGrom will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Mets. DeGrom picked up the win in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates, allowing three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings. He struck out eight. He has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 3.13 and 70 strikeouts in 10 appearances versus the Cubs in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Chi Cubs are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games.

Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against NY Mets.

Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

NY Mets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games against Chi Cubs.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets' last 14 games at home..

 

Prediction

The Cubs upset the Mets in the first game of the series but they'll now have to face the best pitcher in the entire league. Jacob DeGrom who has been pretty solid this season and the Mets have won in his last 3 starts allowing no more than 1 run in those games. Adrian Sampson will start for the Cubs who has been up and down this season and the Cubs have lost in his last 4 starts. The Mets have a clear advantage on the mound so expect them to bounce back and win this game by 2 or more runs.

PICK: Mets -1.5 (-160) 

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