New York Mets at Chicago Cubs 9/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Jon Lester
The New York Mets visit Wrigley Field on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Mets and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at -208 and Chicago at +175. The Mets have a 80-51-12 over/under record and a 63-80-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 60-83-0 against the run line and have a 67-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 80-51-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 63-80-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 67-69-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 60-83-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
09/10/17 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Ankle left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago Cubs
09/07/17 3B Wilmer Flores Nose out for season
08/26/17 CF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 LF Michael Conforto Shoulder 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/17 P Steven Matz Elbow 60-day DL (08/19)
07/28/17 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/24/17 P Zack Wheeler Arm 10-day DL (07/23)
05/01/17 P Noah Syndergaard Side 60-day DL (05/01)
03/31/17 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
09/05/17 P Jake Arrieta Hamstring left last game, doubtful for next scheduled start
08/04/17 SS Addison Russell Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 63-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 5.82 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 58 strikeouts over his 77.1 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 520 hitters and walked 223 batters. As a team, New York allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 1,349 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 515 batters and struck out 1,227. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team New York is hitting .250, good for 21st in the league. The Mets hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 113 hits this season in 421 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 99. Jay Bruce is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 90 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Mets have 1,219 hits, including 257 doubles and 207 home runs. New York has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,128 times as a unit. They have left 955 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 77-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Jon Lester has a 10-7 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 164 strikeouts over the 159.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 156 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 232 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,145 base knocks and 579 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 498 hitters and struck out 1,252 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .402. He has 140 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 491 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 143 hits in 514 at bats while driving in 102 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Cubs as a unit have 1,226 base hits, including 242 doubles and 199 homers. Chicago has walked 536 times this year and they have struck out on 1,235 occasions. They have had 1,014 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 707 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets -208
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