Free MLB Pick: Mets vs Cubs Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2020
Time: 7:40 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs Trevor Williams
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -124 | Cubs +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Mets are winning games early but if they don’t start hitting it won’t matter how good their pitching is. Chicago has been pretty lifeless this season. I am not sure where they are going to land in the National League hierarchy.
New York Mets
The Mets are last in the Majors in scoring averaging less than three runs per game. They are last in home runs too but that can be somewhat excused as most teams have played more games. Somewhat, a homer every other game is not going to cut it if this team wants to win regularly. Francisco Lindor is off to a terrible start, batting under .200 so far.
The top of the rotation for the Mets is excellent but the backend is pretty soft. Joey Lucchesi has one relief appearance and one start for the Mets this season, the start was hardly impressive. The only good thing is that he is not walking guys like he did in San Diego.
New York’s bullpen has been solid to start the year. Edwin Diaz is an established closer and their starters often do a good job of getting past the fifth inning so the pen is not having to work too hard.
Chicago has a similar offensive profile to the Mets. They are just above New York in scoring but have the worst team batting average in the league, an anemic .189 as a team. Wilson Contreras and Kris Bryant both have five homers and are the only players batting over .250 in the everyday lineup
Trevor Williams is leading the team with a couple of wins so far. His underlying stats are not great save for the fact that he has not given up a homer in three starts. With New York’s punchless attack this might be a good lineup for him to have success against. Both of his wins have come at home.
The Chicago bullpen has been really good. If the starters pitch well and the team actually hits this group can lock down a lead. They need that because their might not be many of them. Craig Kimbrel looks really good early on.
Free New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
I am fading Lucchesi and the Mets offense in this spot. That means we are taking the Cubs right. There will be better plays on this day but there are no ties in baseball.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under
Bad hitting vs bat pitching in this one. Hard to know whether where that will go but the home side is the play. Don’t bet big, true coin flip here.
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