The New York Mets’ quest for a National League East title and beyond continues on today when they host the Chicago Cubs for the second contest of a three-game series. The Cubs pulled off a huge upset yesterday, winning 5-2 as underdogs. The Mets are holding a 3-2 edge over the Cubs in head-to-head games this season, and head into today’s game as the favorites once again.
After scoring 20 runs on 30 hits in their previous two wins against the Marlins, they couldn’t keep it rolling against the Cubs. The offense went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left the bases loaded in both the first and eighth inning. On the mound, starting pitcher Chris Bassitt was knocked from the game after 3.2 innings, after going at least five innings in 14 straight starts.
After losing 4-2 on Sunday Night Baseball, the Cubs bounced back to win 5-1 and pull off a massive upset on Monday in the series-opening game. The Cubs were effective against Chris Bassitt, took a 5-0 lead in the top of the fourth and held on the rest of the way. Rafael Ortega and Zach McKininstry both drove in two runs in the win.
The Cubs are third in the NL Central, 24.5 games out of first and out of playoffs contention, and have guaranteed their second straight losing season. Chicago is 18th in on-base percentage and batting average, 23rd in scoring, 17th in home runs, and third in stolen bases. They have three position players with a WAR of 3.8 or better, but a substantial drop after that. Nico Hoerner leads the club with a .291 batting average and 18 steals.
Jacob deGrom will start today for the New York Mets. The 34-year-old is holding a 5-1 record with a 1.66 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP over 43.1 innings pitched while striking out 63. DeGrom is 4-0 with a 1.46 ERA in four home starts. Starting for Chicago will be Adrian Sampson. The righty carries a 1-5 record with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 76.2 innings pitched while striking out 55.
Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Game Information
- Date: 09/13/2022
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Citi FieldNew York,NY
- How to Watch: Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets: Fox Sports Florida
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Betting Lines
Mets are –440 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $22.73. On the other side, Cubs are +340 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $340.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mets at a 81.48% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Cubs have 22.73% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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