MLB Cubs vs Mets Predictions
Major League Baseball Betting sees the Chicago Cubs taking on the New York Mets on Wednesday July 1 at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long.
New York looks to break a 5 game losing streak to the Cubbies this season. It will be a difficult get on Wednesday.
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Chicago Cubs (40-35) vs. New York Mets (40-38)
Wednesday July 1
Citi Field – Queens, NY
MLB Betting Lines: New York -122, Chicago +113
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: CHC: Jon Lester (L) vs. NYM: Bartolo Colon (R)
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If one of these two teams is going to make the playoffs based on head to head results the Cubs are in good shape.
After their win last night they have won all five games against New York this season.
The win was especially important after the Cubs had been taken care of by the Cardinals over the weekend, putting them in their place so to speak. It is clear that this Cubs team is a little ahead of schedule and a legitimate playoff contender.
They still have work to do though.
The reason they are in the race is that the pitching around Jon Lester has been much better than expected.
It seems like Lester may have got the memo though. He has been much sharper of later giving up only one or two runs in seven on his last ten starts.
He beat the Mets in Chicago in May but it was not the cleanest of outings, two homers allowed to a pretty punchless club.
The Mets saw their four game winning streak end last night as the offense could not score a single run in a 1-0 loss.
Scoring continues to be a problem and you have to wonder how long they are going to wait before they try and bring in reinforcements.
Over their past five games they have yielded just five runs so that side of the club is set but they are among the worst offensive teams in the Majors and I have little confidence that the resurgent power of Curtis Granderson is going to hold up.
Bartolo Colon may generate a lot of chuckles from sportscasters for hit hitting and running but when he is on the mound he is effective.
His numbers have slipped from last year but he leads the team in victories and limits the damage by not serving up too many walks.
He missed the Cubbies the first time around this season and is coming off a couple of unspectacular outings but he just might be due.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-3-1 in CHC last 16 overall.
- Under is 12-3-1 in CHC last 16 on grass.
- Under is 7-1 in NYM last 8 on grass.
- Under is 12-2 in NYM last 14 overall.
- Under is 22-10-4 in NYM last 36 Wed. games.
- CHC are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
- CHC are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in New York.
MLB Betting Prediction: New York -122
The Mets have been a good bet at home this season.
MLB Score Prediction: New York 5 – Chicago 3
Taking on Lester is no picnic but I think they get back to winning on Wednesday.
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