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Chicago Cubs at New York Mets Betting Pick

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets Betting Pick

The red-hot Chicago Cubs are on the road on Monday at Citi Field in Queens to take on the New York Mets. This is the first of a three-game series. The New York Mets are coming off a loss on Sunday. The loss was their sixth straight. New York is now 50-61 on the season.

At home this season, New York is 26-23. The Cubs have been red hot as of late. Chicago won back-to-back games against the Braves and are 7-3 in their last ten games. The Cubs are 58-54 overall this season and have won 26 out of 52 on the road.

The New York Mets are small favorites in this game. The Mets are -130 over the Cubs. Chicago is listed at +110. The total for this game is 8.5 runs.

Cubs Slapping Baseball Around the Park

The Chicago Cubs are winning games with their offense. There is no doubt about that. In the last five wins for the Cubs, they are averaging 11 runs per game. Much of that came in back-to-back games, where they scored a total of 36. But, even in the last two wins against the Braves, they scored 14 total runs.

The Cubs are getting an outstanding season out of their outfielder Cody Bellinger. The slugger is up to .326 on the season, with 16 home runs and 53 runs batted in. The Cubs do not have a player with 20+ home runs yet this season, but Patrick Wisdom sits at 19, while Dansby Swanson and Christopher Morel have 17.

Drew Smyly will get the start for the Chicago Cubs in this one. The left-hander comes into the game with an 8-7 record on the season and a 4.71 earned run average. Smyly has struck out 104 batters while walking 37 on the season. His last outing was on August 2nd, where he allowed six hits and five runs over 4.2 innings against the Reds.

Mets Send Senga to the Mound

Kodai Senga is the new ace for the New York Yankees. With the loss of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, he is the next man up. The 30-year-old from Japan is set to make his 20th start of the season. He is 7-6, with a 3.25 earned run average. He is coming off a loss at Kansas City on August 2nd.

Not only have the Mets dropped six straight games, but they have scored just 14 runs in those games. Pete Alonso has been fantastic with the bat, at least when it comes to the power numbers. The slugger has clubbed 31 home runs on the season and 77 runs batted in.

The Mets are not doing much of anything well. They are 20th in runs scored, 24th in team batting average, 19th in earned run average, and 21st in opponents’ batting average. The Mets will play ten straight home games. After the Cubs leave town, the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates will come in.

Cubs Win Again

The Chicago Cubs are playing with a ton of confidence right now. This seems like a team that is gunning for the National League Central title and taking advantage of poor play from Milwaukee and Cincinnati. The Cubs are raking the baseball and getting solid pitching as well. Smyly won’t be great, but he will be good enough.

Chicago is going to hit off the Mets staff and win this game. Betting the Chicago Cubs +110 over the New York Mets is the bet to make on Monday.

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