The New York Mets’ journey for a National League East title and beyond will continue today when they host the Chicago Cubs in the first contest of a three-game series. The Mets hold a 3-1 edge over the Cubs in head-to-head games this season. New York won 9-3 over the Marlins on Saturday and 11-3 yesterday. Meanwhile, the Cubs are in a tough spot having a later travel night on Sunday. They are without Wilson Contreras and also could be missing Hoerner. Chicago has also been outscored 20-4 in their last three road games.
The race in the National East is tight, and after winning their last two games the Mets’ lead is up to two games over the Atlanta Braves. New York ranks second in MLB in on-base percentage, and fifth in scoring and batting average. They are 16th in home runs and 24th in stolen bases. The Mets have five position players with a WAR above 3.0, led by shortstop Francisco Lindor. Pete Alonso leads the club with 33 home runs and 109 RBI, and Jeff McNeil has a team-best 146 hits and is third in MLB with a .322 batting average.
Today we’ll have an interesting pitching matchup going on. Chris Bassitt will get the start for the Mets today. He is 5-5 at home this season with a 2.77 ERA in 14 games. Bassitt has been pitching his best baseball late in the season, with a 6-0 record and 1.75 ERA in his last seven starts. The Chicago Cubs will reply back with Javier Assad, who is making his 4th start of the season. He is holding a 0-1 record with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 15.1 innings pitched while striking out 12 batters.
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Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Game Information
- Date: 09/12/2022
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Citi Field, New York.
- How to Watch: Cubs vs Mets Marquee Sports Network
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Cubs vs Mets Betting Lines
Cubs are +235 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $235. On the other side, Mets are -285 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $35.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Cubs at a 29.85% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Mets have 74.03% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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