Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Cubs vs Mets
Major League Baseball betting sees the Chicago Cubs taking on the New York Mets on Saturday October 17th at Citi Field, New York City, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: NLCS
Chicago Cubs (3-1) vs. New York Mets (3-2)
Date: Saturday October 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
MLB Betting Lines: Chicago Cubs +110/ New York Mets -120
MLB Betting Total: 6.0
Probable Pitchers: Cubs LH Jon Lester (0-1, 3.68 ERA) vs. Mets RH Matt Harvey (1-0, 3.60))
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Two teams desperate for a spot in the World Series get set to begin a 7 game series Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets go at it.
Chicago defeated the Cardinals in 4 games as they clinched the series win in front of their home fans.
New York shocked a lot of people and went into LA and defeated the Dodgers in Game 5 3-2.
It’s still debatable whether or not Kyle Schwarber’s Game 4 home run has landed yet. The rookie blasted a monumental home run that landed on top of the scoreboard to put the exclamation point on the NLDS.
The Cubs removed the ball from the top of the scoreboard, but immediately had flashbacks to the Bartman era. They put the ball in a glass case and it now rests on top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard.
Chicago will go with LH Jon Lester here in Game 1 of the NLCS. Lester allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and struck out 9 in 7.1 innings of work. However, the offense couldn’t figure out John Lackey and Lester took the loss in the ordeal.
Lester is 6-5 in his postseason career with an ERA of just 2.66.
Cubs rookie SS Addison Russell will miss the entire series with a hamstring injury.
New York Mets
If one cinderella story wasn’t enough, the Mets added another to the NLCS. New York upset the Dodgers and had to go into their house in Game 5 and do so.
The Mets pitching staff has consistently kept this team in games and is proving to have a solidified top 3 in the rotation.
They’ll hand the torch over to RH Matt Harvey. Harvey limited his innings down the stretch of the season for instances just like this.
Harvey went 5.0 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in his start during the NLDS. Harvey earned the win and it marked the 4th straight outing that he has allowed 2 runs or less.
3B David Wright will look to erase a poor NLDS as he is just 1 for 16 this post season.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games.
- Cubs are 16-5 in their last 21 road games.
- Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League Central.
- Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 games following an off day.
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Both pitchers are just fantastic here. Expect a lot of swings and misses on a cold New York night as runs are at a premium here.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 2- Chicago 1.
A late inning run does in the Cubs as the Mets grab a 1-0 lead.
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