New York Mets at Chicago Cubs MLB Parlay 6/21/2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Yu Darvish
Wrigley Field is the site where Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (40-33, 1st in NL Central) will take on the New York Mets (35-39, 4th in NL East) on Friday. The Cubs open this matchup at -160 while the Mets are priced at +150. The over/under opens at 9.
The Mets have been solid for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 35-39-0 SU. The Cubs cover 54.8% of the time, going 40-33-0 straight up. The Cubs have been excellent for MLB wagerers as favorites, going 33-15-0 SU. New York covers 38.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 13-21-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Mets Betting Trends
The Mets have been a great Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 39-28-7.
New York covers 37.5% of the time away from home, having gone 15-25-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 67.6% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 25-12-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a pretty good Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 38-34-1.
Key New York Mets Injuries
6/19/2019 Justin Wilson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Brandon Nimmo LF Neck Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/18/2019 Jeurys Familia RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/16/2019 Noah Syndergaard SP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 26
6/5/2019 Jed Lowrie 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/29/2019 Luis Avilan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
5/23/2019 Yoenis Cespedes CF Ankle Out for the season
5/3/2019 Drew Smith RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/19/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/18/2019 Kyle Hendricks SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/13/2019 Carl Edwards RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
6/7/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/2/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mets have a 35-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 44 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Mets pitchers collectively have given up 656 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 247 batters and struck out 678. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
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As a team New York is hitting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Mets hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Amed Rosario is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .289. He has 69 hits this season in 277 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 88. Pete Alonso is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 266 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .617. The Mets have 644 hits, including 128 doubles and 100 home runs. New York has walked 246 times so far this season and they have struck out 674 times as a unit. They have left 516 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 349 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 40-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.65, Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 234 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 604 base knocks and 281 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 258 hitters and struck out 633 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 16th in the league. The Cubs hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .387. He has 71 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 257 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .549 with an OPS+ of 139. Kris Bryant is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 72 hits in 256 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Cubs as a unit have 622 base hits, including 117 doubles and 117 homers. Chicago has walked 287 times this year and they have struck out on 660 occasions. They have had 507 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 371 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mets/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Mets +150 and under 9 runs
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