At this point it has almost become clichéd, but the Chicago Cubs have still yet to lose a start when Jake Arrieta starts since July 25. Arrieta will face off against the New York Mets Sunday, a team he had great success against this season, with the Cubs trying to even up the NLDS 1-1.
- Mets Lucas Duda will be in the lineup after being benched in Game 1.
- No Cubs player had more than one hit in Game 1.
- The UNDER is 7-3 in the Mets past 10 games.
Arrieta is coming off his worst start in recent memory with the near unhittable ace allowing four earned runs, something he had not done since June 15. The Cy Young candidate has taken to the rubber twice this season against the Mets posting a 2-0 record with a 1.13 ERA, though both of those games came in the first half of the season when New York was a much different team then they are now.
The Mets will start rookie hurler Noah Syndergaard opposite Arrieta. ‘Thor,’ as Sundergaard is called, is coming off his first relief experience of his career Thursday when he threw 12 of his 13 fastballs at 99 mile per hour or higher. Syndergaard has only faced the Cubs once in his career, but he was beaten up more than usual as he allowed three earned runs and six hits through 5.1 innings.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the New York Mets as 135 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 6 at shops such as Bodog.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.3 result in favor of the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Mets bring a 94-74 record to the battle against the 101-67 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Chicago injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 14-rated New York Mets and the league No. 2-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 29 at 8.21 hits per game. That compares with the New York Mets No. 26 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.68 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to New York on Saturday at Citi Field.
- Chi Cubs is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
- Chi Cubs is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Mets
- NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets’s last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games at home
- NY Mets is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to New York, Tuesday, October 20th