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Cubs vs. Mets Betting Pick / Preview (Apr. 21)

Wednesday Night Baseball Pick: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets

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The Cubbies have stumbled badly in the crowded National League Central early on, looking washed up, but Carlos Silva has been a rare bright spot so far. He’s allowed just one earned run in 13 innings, walking no batters.

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Chicago Cubs @ New York Mets – Tonight, 7:10 p.m. ET

Chicago: 5-9 SU
New York: 6-8 SU

MLB Odds:

Cubs -110, Mets -110

Starting Pitchers

Carlos Silva (1-0, 0.69) vs Oliver Perez (0-1, 3.75)

To say that Silva pitches to contact is a hilarious understatement – opponents hit .303 off him all-time – but the guy does nothing but throw strikes and that’s worth something.

At first glance, Silva could be in trouble against the Mets tonight. After all, he has a lifetime ERA north of 8.00 against them. But that stat is hugely misleading; all the Mets with good histories against Silva don’t play for the Mets anymore.

Nothing in the stats suggests New York’s current popgun attack will cause him problems.

Hey – maybe, just maybe Oliver Perez is back to his reasonably useful self. He’s the anti-Silva; he walks everyone but he strikes out tons of guys and doesn’t give up many hits.

That said – the Cubs’ plethora of right-handed power bats could give him trouble. He’s just 1-3 with a 5.53 ERA and nine homers (plus 28 walks) allowed in 42.1 innings against Chicago.

Based on the matchup, the Cubbies look like a superb play tonight.

Gambling Trends:

NY Mets are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 6 games when playing Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cubs last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cubs last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cubs last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cubs last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets last 6 games at home

Free Cubs vs. Mets MLB Pick: Cubs -110

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