Chicago Cubs at New York Mets 6/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Steven Matz
The Chicago Cubs visit Citi Field on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Jon Lester for the Cubs and Steven Matz for the Mets.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -145 and New York at +135. The Cubs have a 23-29-2 over/under record and a 28-26-0 run line mark. The Mets are 27-28-0 against the run line and have a 25-29-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 23-29-2 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 28-26-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 25-29-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 27-28-0 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
06/01/18 RF Jay Bruce Back left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
06/01/18 P Steven Matz Finger is "?" Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
05/29/18 P AJ Ramos Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
05/29/18 P Noah Syndergaard Finger 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/18 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 31-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Lester has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 2.71 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 98 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 3.31. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 233 batters and struck out 470. They have walked 4.3 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 4.09.
As a team Chicago is hitting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Cubs hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Kris Bryant is hitting .295 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 57 hits this season in 193 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 149. Javier Baez is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 206 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Cubs have 510 hits, including 105 doubles and 62 home runs. Chicago has walked 213 times so far this season and they have struck out 442 times as a unit. They have left 441 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 284 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 27-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Steven Matz has a 2-3 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 206 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 490 base knocks and 234 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 510 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Mets hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .345. He has 64 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 138. Jay Bruce is hitting .228 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 41 hits in 180 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .350. The Mets as a unit have 448 base hits, including 87 doubles and 58 homers. New York has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 462 occasions. They have had 381 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 229 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -145
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