As the NLCS heads to Wrigley Field in Chicago, the Mets will look to grab a 3-0 stranglehold in the series vs the Cubs. They’ll be in a great position to do so, sending Jacob deGrom to the hill who will hope to build upon his already impressive postseason resume. In two starts in the NLDS vs the Dodgers, deGrom allowed just two runs in 13 innings pitched while striking out 20 batters. He was slightly roughed up, however, in his one start vs the Cubs this season, allowing three runs and seven hits while only registering two strikeouts in an early July loss.
- The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Mets’ last 11 games.
- The Mets are 13-4 in their last 17 road games.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of Chicago’s last eight games at home.
Countering for the Cubs is Kyle Hendricks, who lasted only 4.2 innings in the Cubs’ NLDS Game 2 win vs the Cardinals last week. He allowed three runs in the game, all coming off solo home runs, but the 25-year-old has a strong track record vs the Mets, limiting them to a career .140 batting average in 43 combined at bats.
The Cubs and Hendricks will be happy to see a change of scenery. Hendricks’ ERA was more than a full run lower at home this season, while the Cubs are undefeated at home so far during the postseason, hitting nine home runs in the two games at Wrigley.
Teams who jump out to a 2-0 lead in LCS’ have won 22 of 25 series since the best-of-seven format began.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
New York was a -123 moneyline favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline. Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5-4.3 win for the Cubs on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Chicago (101-68) will face the 95-74 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs New York injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 14-ranked New York Mets, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – VSB
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.24 runs per game, against a New York Mets offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.22 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.28 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.94 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets’s last 11 games
- NY Mets is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
- NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
- Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games at home
- Chi Cubs is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Mets
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Chicago, Wednesday, October 21st