Will the Mets upset the Cubs when the two teams open a new series at Wrigley Field on Monday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
903 New York Mets at 904 Chicago Cubs
Monday, August 27, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: NYM (SNY); CHC (CSNC)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs as a -135 favorite to beat the Mets on Monday night. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
Mets’ Syndergaard solid for six innings vs. Giants
Noah Syndergaard pitched six innings of two-run ball for a victory Wednesday against the Giants. Syndergaard still isn’t in ace form, but he is keeping it together; he hasn’t allowed more than four runs in any of his 18 starts this year. He struck out six and walked one tonight. He hasn’t fanned for more than seven batters in any of his seven starts since returning from a finger injury in July.
Cubs’ Lester allows one run in 5 2/3 to beat Tigers
Jon Lester held the Tigers to one run over 5 2/3 innings and took home a win on Wednesday. He burned an even 100 pitches while falling one out short of a quality start. It was a good outing for the veteran left-hander but not a dominant one. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out three. He improves to 14-5 with a 3.64 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 26 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets have won eight of their last nine games coming off a loss.
The Cubs have won five straight games and four straight after allowing two runs or less in their previous game.
The Mets have won five of Syndergaard’s last seven starts and are 12-3 in his last 15 outings when he faces the National League Central. The Mets are also 9-4 in their last 13 road games when facing a left-handed starter and a perfect 7-0 in their last seven games when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game.
The Pick: New York Mets +126