Chicago Cubs at New York Mets 6/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Jacob deGrom
The Chicago Cubs visit Citi Field on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Cubs and Jacob deGrom for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +120 and New York at -130. The Cubs have a 22-29-2 over/under record and a 27-26-0 run line mark. The Mets are 27-27-0 against the run line and have a 24-29-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 22-29-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 27-26-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 24-29-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 27-27-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/30/18 P Carl Edwards Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (05/30)
05/26/18 P Yu Darvish Triceps 10-day DL (05/23)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/29/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
05/29/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26)
05/29/18 P Steven Matz Finger left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
05/28/18 SS Wilmer Flores Back 10-day DL (05/28)
05/18/18 CF Juan Lagares Toe 60-day DL (05/17); is out for season
05/17/18 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hip 10-day DL (05/14)
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 30-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 40 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 96 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 392 base hits and 177 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 227 batters and struck out 463. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Chicago is hitting .263, good for 3rd in the league. The Cubs hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 55 hits this season in 203 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .562 and an OPS+ of 125. Kris Bryant is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 189 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Cubs have 493 hits, including 103 doubles and 61 home runs. Chicago has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 435 times as a unit. They have left 431 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 277 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 27-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.52, Jacob deGrom has a 4-0 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 203 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 473 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 176 hitters and struck out 503 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Mets hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jay Bruce comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .305. He has 41 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 178 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .354 with an OPS+ of 84. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 63 hits in 208 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Mets as a unit have 442 base hits, including 86 doubles and 57 homers. New York has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 455 occasions. They have had 374 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 225 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs +120
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