Mets vs Cubs Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 16

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The New York Mets (56-34) face the Chicago Cubs (34-55), who will be trying to halt a seven-game losing skid, Saturday at 2:20 PM ET, at Wrigley Field. Taijuan Walker (7-2) is the starter for the Mets, and Marcus Stroman (3-5) for the Cubs.

Despite being the away team the Mets are a moderate moneyline favorite (-140) over the Cubs (+119).

Mets vs. Cubs Odds

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New York Mets (-)

Moneyline

Mets (-140)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • 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

The Mets took down the Cubs 8-0 Saturday, with Carlos Carrasco getting the win (6.00 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 6 K) and Brandon Nimmo leading the way offensively (going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI). Keegan Thompson (4.00 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Mets Betting Records and Team Stats

The Mets have won 43, or 68.3%, of the 63 games they’ve played as favorites this season. New York has a record of 27-10, a 73% win rate, when favored by -140 or more by sportsbooks this season. The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.3% chance of a victory for the Mets. Games involving New York have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 47 of 90 chances this season. The Mets have an ATS record of 49-41-0 in 90 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Pete Alonso 89 .268 (58) .345 (49) .527 (13) 6.3% (8) 20.8% (86) 8.9% (73)
Francisco Lindor 89 .244 (97) .318 (97) .434 (66) 4.1% (44) 19.3% (73) 8.4% (81)
Brandon Nimmo 82 .275 (46) .361 (32) .447 (58) 2.5% (97) 17.2% (50) 9.7% (62)
Starling Marte 75 .293 (24) .343 (54) .461 (45) 2.8% (84) 18.0% (58) 4.9% (145)
Jeff McNeil 78 .310 (9) .372 (21) .433 (68) 1.4% (137) 13.5% (17) 7.8% (89)

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have come away with 24 wins in the 62 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Chicago has come away with a win 15 times in 38 chances when named as an underdog of at least +119 or worse on the moneyline. The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 45.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Chicago and their opponents have gone over in 41 of their 89 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Cubs are 43-46-0 against the spread in their 89 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 87 .280 (37) .373 (18) .456 (50) 2.5% (97) 21.0% (87) 11.8% (25)
Willson Contreras 76 .258 (72) .373 (18) .466 (41) 3.9% (48) 21.2% (89) 10.6% (46)
Nico Hoerner 74 .308 (10) .342 (56) .430 (70) 1.8% (123) 10.4% (5) 4.0% (153)
Patrick Wisdom 85 .224 (130) .320 (93) .449 (55) 4.9% (22) 34.6% (155) 11.0% (39)
Christopher Morel 52 .265 (-) .336 (-) .485 (-) 3.9% (-) 31.9% (-) 9.6% (-)

Mets vs. Cubs Picks and Predictions

Our pick for Mets vs. Cubs is the Mets (-140 on the moneyline) as the pick to win.

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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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