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 Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: NLCS
METS LEAD 2-0
Chicago Cubs (3-3) vs. New York Mets (5-2)
Date: Tuesday October 20
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
MLB Betting Lines: Chicago Cubs +115/ New York Mets -125
MLB Betting Total: N/A
Probable Pitchers: Mets RH Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.38 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 5.79)
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The New York Mets have stolen the offensive show from the Chicago Cubs as they’ve taken a 2-0 lead heading into Chicago.
Behind their hot hitting and stellar pitching, New York took Game 1 4-2 and captured Game 2 4-1.
Game 3 will feature Jacob deGrom against Kyle Hendricks.
The Mets Daniel Murphy is making quite the name for himself this October.
Murphy blasted a two run home run in Game 2, which marked the 4th straight post season game he’s hit a home run in. Murphy has homered off Jake Arrieta, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Jon Lester.
Hoping to take a 3-0 commanding lead, the Mets will send out Jacob deGrom. The RH was dominant in his 2 NLDS stints as he struck out 20 batters in 13 total innings. DeGrom went on to win both starts.
DeGrom has never beaten the Cubs in his career. He brings in an 0-2 record allowing 11 earned runs over 3 career starts.
The confines of Wrigley Field may be just what the Cubs need right now. After dropping the first two in New York and showing no signs of offense, the Cubs return home where they dominated the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS.
The Cubs batters did not take well to Citi Field as they had 20 strike outs over the 2 games. They return to a place where they’ve played 51-32 ball.
Chicago will go with RH Kyle Hendricks, who has a 5.79 ERA in the post season. Hendricks allowed 3 solo home runs in an NLDS appearance against the Cardinals in a start he lasted just 4.2 innings.
Hendricks has had some solid success against the Mets in his career. He brings in a 2-0 record with an ERA of only 0.69 over those 2 starts.
Chicago has averaged 4.10 runs inside Wrigley Field this season.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Mets are 21-6 in their last 27 road games.
- Cubs are 41-15 in their last 56 games vs. a right-handed starter.
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The Cubs are in a difficult spot here. They take on a hot pitcher, but must find a way to grab a win as they cannot afford to go down 3-0.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4- New York 3.
The Cubs do just enough offensively to hold on and get back in this series behind Kyle Hendricks, who has had some solid career success against the Mets.
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