Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Cubs vs Mets
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MLB Playoffs: NLCS Game 2
METS LEAD 1-0
Chicago Cubs (3-2) vs. New York Mets (4-2)
Date: Sunday October 18
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
MLB Betting Lines: Chicago Cubs -164/ New York Mets +151
MLB Betting Total: 5.5
Probable Pitchers: Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (2-0, 2.45 ERA) vs. Mets RH Noah Syndergaard (0-1, 3.68)
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The New York Mets took it to Jon Lester in Game 1 and will try to take a 2-0 lead Sunday night inside Citi Field.
Propelled by a pair of solo home runs, Matt Harvey was able to settle in and give the Mets a solid performance.
Now the Cubs will turn to Jake Arrieta, who has been their go to guy all season long to try and even things up.
The Cubs high powered offense that got them through the St. Louis series was baffled by Matt Harvey in Game 1.
The Cubs scattered just 5 hits in the process, but one of those came off the bat of Kyle Schwarber. He homered once again, pushing his post season totals to 8 for 17 with 4 homeruns and 6 RBIs.
Chicago will go with Jake Arrieta, who they have heavily leaned on all season long. Arrieta has won 13 consecutive starts, which includes two post season games.
He allowed 4 runs on 5 hits, while striking out 9 in just 5.2 innings of work last time out. He still managed to receive the win in the process as the offense bailed him out.
Arrieta has mentioned that he does fell the pressure of the post season starts and it makes things a lot more difficult. He’s however lived up those pressures as he defeated Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
New York Mets
The Mets Daniel Murphy is carrying the load right now offensively for New York. He knocked another home run in Game 1 and has now homered in 3 straight postseason games.
OF Curtis Granderson also remains extremely hot as he knocked in 2 more RBIs in Game 1, pushing his post season total to 7.
New York will go with RH Noah Syndergaard to try and capture a 2-0 lead. Syndergaard made a start and pitched out of the bullpen in the NLDS series against Los Angeles.
He received the loss as he pitched 6.1 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while striking out 9 hitters.
He struck out 2 in his 1.0 inning of relief work in the Game 5 win over Los Angeles.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cubs are 41-14 in their last 55 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cubs are 14-5 in their last 19 Sunday games.
- Mets are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League Central.
- Mets are 16-5 in their last 21 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Cubs ML
Jake Arrieta has pitched in so many big games. He continues be clutch and in this instance the Cubs need him.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4- New York 1
Arrieta wins his 14th straight start as the Cubs steal Game 2.
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