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MLB Betting Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
August 9, 2023
The Chicago Cubs enter this game having won three of their last five games and are coming off a 3-2 win on the road against the New York Mets in game two of the series on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the New York Mets enter this game having lost four of their last five games which includes Tuesday’s 2-3 loss at home against the Chicago Cubs in game two of the series.
BookMaker has the Chicago Cubs listed as -120 money line favorites on the road against the New York Mets and has set the total for the over/under plays at 9 runs. Which team will come away with the series win by winning game three of the series on Wednesday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
Chicago Cubs Team Preview
The Chicago Cubs enter this game with an overall record of 59-55 which puts them in 2
place in the NL Central and are coming off a 3-2 win in game two of the series against the New York Mets.
Offensively, Chicago scored three runs off eight hits which included one-run home runs hit by Mike Tauchman and Ian Happ.
The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound for game three of the series against the Mets on Wednesday. Hendrick is 4-6 this season with a 3.98 ERA while recording 51 strikeouts.
New York Mets Team Preview
The New York Mets enter this game with an overall record of 51-62 which puts them in 4
place in the NL East and are coming off a 2-3 loss against the Chicago Cubs in game two of the series.
Offensively, the Mets scored two runs off six hits with both runs coming in the 1
inning when Pete Alonso hit a two-run home run that also scored Jeff McNeil.
David Peterson will take the mound for New York against Chicago on Wednesday for game three of the series. Peterson is 3-7 on the year with an ERA of 5.65 and has recorded 69 strikeouts.
Series Trends and Game Pick
Chicago has won seven of the last ten games in the series, however, New York has outscored Chicago by an average of 3.9 to 3.8 runs per game in those matchups. The Mets have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 7.67 to 2 in those contests.
The under is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 7.7 runs per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 9.67 runs per game in those matchups.
Chicago enters this game with a better record, however, New York has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Mets have won by an average margin of 5.67 runs per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the New York Mets at +100 for this matchup on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: New York Mets Money Line (+100)
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