Mets vs Cubs Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 16

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The New York Mets (57-34) will visit the Chicago Cubs (34-56), Saturday at 8:05 PM ET, with the Mets on a three-game winning streak. The scheduled starters are Max Scherzer (6-1) for the Mets, and Drew Smyly (2-5) for the Cubs.

Even though the Mets are playing on the road at the Cubs, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -151, compared to the home team at +132.

Mets vs. Cubs Odds

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New York Mets (-)

Moneyline

Mets (-151)

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When, Where, at What Time is Mets vs. Cubs

  • Game Day: Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SNY,MARQ
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Mets Injury Report

Name Status Injury
James McCann 10 Day Injury List Oblique
Joey Lucchesi 60 Day Injury List Elbow
John Curtiss 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jacob deGrom 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Trevor May 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Sean Reid-Foley 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tylor Megill 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Andrelton Simmons 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Nick Madrigal 10 Day Injury List Groin
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Mets and Cubs

Saturday, the Mets claimed a 2-1 victory over the Cubs, with Adam Ottavino (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K) registering the win for the Mets. Pete Alonso went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the offensive showing. Mychal Givens (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) was handed the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Mets Betting Records and Team Stats

The Mets have been favorites in 64 games this season and won 44 (68.8%) of those contests. New York has a record of 26-8 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -151 on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Mets, based on the moneyline, is 60.2%. So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 47 of their 91 games with a total. The Mets have an ATS record of 49-42-0 in 91 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso 90 .268 (57) .343 (52) .527 (13) 6.2% (9) 20.8% (86) 8.8% (75)
Francisco Lindor 90 .245 (95) .322 (89) .433 (66) 4% (44) 19.6% (76) 8.8% (75)
Brandon Nimmo 83 .271 (52) .359 (31) .442 (61) 2.5% (96) 17.5% (51) 9.9% (59)
Starling Marte 75 .293 (24) .343 (52) .461 (44) 2.8% (82) 18% (57) 4.9% (144)
Jeff McNeil 79 .308 (9) .369 (21) .429 (68) 1.3% (137) 13.6% (18) 7.6% (90)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been underdogs in 63 games this season and have come away with the win 24 times (38.1%) in those contests. This season, Chicago has been victorious 12 times in 30 chances when named as an underdog of at least +132 or longer on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 43.1% chance of pulling out a win. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 41 of their 90 opportunities. The Cubs are 44-46-0 against the spread in their 90 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 88 .276 (42) .367 (25) .449 (54) 2.5% (96) 21% (87) 11.6% (28)
Willson Contreras 77 .254 (78) .367 (25) .458 (47) 3.9% (47) 21.8% (93) 10.4% (48)
Nico Hoerner 75 .305 (14) .340 (57) .425 (71) 1.8% (122) 10.3% (5) 3.9% (153)
Patrick Wisdom 86 .221 (133) .316 (101) .443 (58) 4.8% (26) 34.8% (154) 10.8% (41)
Christopher Morel 53 .264 (-) .335 (-) .481 (-) 3.9% (-) 31.3% (-) 9.4% (-)

Mets vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Mets to win (-151 on the moneyline).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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