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

Run Line

New York Mets (-)


Mets (-151)


Runs (Over: , Under: )

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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

James McCann10 Day Injury ListOblique
Joey Lucchesi60 Day Injury ListElbow
John Curtiss60 Day Injury ListElbow
Jacob deGrom60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Trevor May60 Day Injury ListElbow
Sean Reid-Foley60 Day Injury ListElbow
Tylor Megill60 Day Injury ListShoulder

Cubs Injury Report

Jason Heyward10 Day Injury ListKnee
Andrelton Simmons10 Day Injury ListShoulder
Nick Madrigal10 Day Injury ListGroin
Wade Miley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kyle Hendricks15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Alec Mills15 Day Injury ListBack
Brad Wieck60 Day Injury ListElbow
Michael Hermosillo60 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Adbert Alzolay60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Codi Heuer60 Day Injury ListElbow
Ethan Roberts60 Day Injury ListElbow
Manuel Rodriguez60 Day Injury ListElbow

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.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso90.268 (57).343 (52).527 (13)6.2% (9)20.8% (86)8.8% (75)
Francisco Lindor90.245 (95).322 (89).433 (66)4% (44)19.6% (76)8.8% (75)
Brandon Nimmo83.271 (52).359 (31).442 (61)2.5% (96)17.5% (51)9.9% (59)
Starling Marte75.293 (24).343 (52).461 (44)2.8% (82)18% (57)4.9% (144)
Jeff McNeil79.308 (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.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ88.276 (42).367 (25).449 (54)2.5% (96)21% (87)11.6% (28)
Willson Contreras77.254 (78).367 (25).458 (47)3.9% (47)21.8% (93)10.4% (48)
Nico Hoerner75.305 (14).340 (57).425 (71)1.8% (122)10.3% (5)3.9% (153)
Patrick Wisdom86.221 (133).316 (101).443 (58)4.8% (26)34.8% (154)10.8% (41)
Christopher Morel53.264 (-).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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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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