Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Pick

Cubs vs Mets Predictions 07-02-16

The New York Mets are hitting again and Friday’s 10-2 rout of the visiting Chicago Cubs, however now they take on the Cubs Jake Arrieta. The Mets hit five home runs Friday and chased Jason Hammel early to beat the Cubs for the second straight night. The Mets entered the series having lost nine straight regular-season games against the Cubs, however they did manage a four-game sweep in last year’s NL Championship Series.

GAME: Chicago Cubs (51-28) at New York Mets (42-37)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 02 – 7:15 PM EST
WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York
LINE: Cubs -200 TOTAL: 7
TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX

Starting Pitching:
Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (12-2, 2.10 ERA) vs. Mets RH Bartolo Colon (6-4, 2.86)

Arrieta had a tough June, going 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in five starts. Arrieta is 2-1 with a 1.82 ERA in five starts against the Mets. Colon will start for the Mets, in his last start against the Braves he held them to one run and six hits over seven innings.

Cubs vs Mets Betting Trends

CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NEW YORK METS
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 7 games at home
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Prediction

Arrieta hasn’t look the same in a month. His control is off and until he gets it back he will be walking to many batters to go deep in games. The Mets should be able to keep it close. I don’t see either starting pitching going past the 7th inning so look for the relievers to decide this game. I like the game to be close, I will be taking the underdog Mets on the run line (+1.5) at +100.

Cubs vs Mets Score Prediction
Chicago 4 – Mets 3