New York Mets at Chicago Cubs 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Seth Lugo vs. Mike Montgomery
The New York Mets head to Wrigley Field on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Seth Lugo for the Mets and Mike Montgomery for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have New York at +242 and Chicago at -265. The Mets have a 81-51-12 over/under mark and a 63-81-0 run line record. The Cubs are 61-83-0 against the run line and have a 68-69-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 81-51-12 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 63-81-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 68-69-7 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 61-83-0 against the run line
Key New York Mets Injuries
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 63-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Seth Lugo has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 67 strikeouts over his 83.1 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 523 hitters and walked 226 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. Jay Bruce is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 125 hits this season in 491 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 115. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 421 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .420. 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 78-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Mike Montgomery has a 5-8 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 116.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 97 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 234 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. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .393. He has 143 hits this year along with 102 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 137. Kris Bryant is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 140 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .521. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets +242
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