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2021 MLB Handicapping
(38-30) Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets (35-25)
Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens, NY
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (CHI) vs. Marcus Stroman (NYM)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs +120 | Mets -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
The New York Mets will host the Chicago Cubs in the opening game of a four-game series on Monday.
The Mets had their three-game winning streak snapped on Sunday, falling to the Padres 7-3.
The Cubs have won five games in a row after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Sunday Night Baseball.
David Peterson pitched one-hit ball over six scoreless innings for his first win in two months, and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs at home for the first time in exactly four years with a 5-2 victory Monday night in game 1 of the series.
Walker struck out a career-high 12 and improved to 4-0 in six home starts, leading the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder soreness, but the bullpen stepped up to finish a three-hitter in a 6-3 win.
.After Sunday’s win against St. Louis, the Cubs led the National League Central with a 38-28 record, half-a-game ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs have been solid on the offensive end this season. They’re 10th in the MLB, scoring 4.7 runs per game, and 5th with 88 home runs.
The Cubs are led by Kris Bryant with a .298 batting average, 13 home runs, and 39 RBI, along with Javier Baez adding a .236 average with 14 home runs, 40 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
The Cubs will send out Kyle Hendricks Thursday to try and salvage what’s left of this series. Chicago has been limited severely offensively as the Mets pitching staff continues to dominate. Hendricks is 8-4 with a 4.46 ERA and will have his hands full against Stroman.
New York Mets
The Mets are first in the NL East with a 32-25 record and 17-6 at home, after falling to the Padres on Sunday.
Pitching has led the way for the Mets, who rank second in MLB with a 3.09 team-ERA.
Marcus Stroman will take the mound Thursday, looking to finish the sweep of the Chicago Cubs. The fiery right-hander has had a solid season for the Mets, going 6-4 with a 2.33 ERA and 1.07 WHIP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 38-30 overall
- Cubs are 15-19 on the road
- Mets are 35-25 overall
- Mets are 12-6 at home
Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Mets have controlled this series so far thanks to their pitching rotation. They have controlled the 2nd best ERA in the league this season, just behind the San Diego Padres.
I expect this trend to continue as Stroman has been a great pitcher this year and statistically better than Hendricks. The Mets offense has added some rare run support this series which has been a nice change of pace for New York.
Take the Mets in this one and to complete the sweep.
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