The 4-game series between the New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs continues this afternoon at 2:20PM ET. For this matchup, baseball betting enthusiasts are not expecting much from the Cubs after losing 8-0 to the Mets yesterday. However, for gambling veterans this is just another day of sports gambling. This is because what matters is not who wins but what kind of wager was made. Therefore, let’s see what baseball betting experts have to say with their Mets vs Cubs Betting Pick and prediction.
For this baseball matchup, the Mets are the clear favorite at -130 on the money line. Despite being a road game, the Mets are 9 games above .500 on the road and confident of winning. For Chicago fans, this season has been very disappointing as the Cubs are last place in the NL Central. However, can having this game at Wrigley Field make a difference?
New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds
New York Mets -130
Chicago Cubs +110
Over 8.5 at-115
Under 8.5 at -105
Mets vs Cubs Betting Prediction and Analysis for 07/15/2022
So far this season, the New York Mets have been a top-two team in the National league. In fact, they currently hold a 2.5 game lead over Atlanta for the top spot in the NL East Division race. With a current 56-34 record, most sports news websites and handicappers believe they are a surefire playoff contender.
In last night’s game, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso each had homeruns during an 8-0 road triumph against Chicago. Those who like to bet on baseball are confident that they will perform quite well in today’s game as well. In addition, Taijuan Walker (7-2 2.63 ERA) will take the mound for the Mets in this matchup. Through 85 plus innings, Walker left opponents with four home runs and owns a solid 1.10 WHIP.
With Walker on the mound, expect the Cubs power outage to continue. Chicago hitters have had little success against him in the past posting just a .204 batting average.
On the other hand, the Cubs are playing his series with the third worst record in the NL Central. In addition, Marcus Stroman will be on the mound for the Cubs with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 4.91. Opponent hitters are slugging .419 against him so far, which is the second highest mark he’s ever given up.
Do not expect to see a lot of offense from the Cubs in this matchup
Chicago ranks 14 in OPS and 16 in run scores and have lost eight of their last 10 games. The Mets are scoring the fourth most runs per game and they have the fifth highest overall team batting average.
Mets vs Cubs Betting Pick
Game time: 07/15/2022 at 2:20 PM EDT
Bet on the Chicago Cubs at +110
Even though the Mets have had a lot success this season, there still have a lot of weaknesses. It is just a matter of whether the Cubs can take advantage of them. Chicago is well aware of their weaknesses and we expect them to be aggressive on the bases.
They have already stolen 59 bases this season, which is the fourth most in the MLB. This has been the easiest way to move their base runners into scoring position. Therefore, we predict the Chicago Cubs will win with a final score of 4-3