New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Overview & Picks (06/23/2024)

At the onset of the season, there was great excitement about the Chicago Cubs with the baseball betting odds. The hiring of Graig Counsell as manager of the Cubs was considered the biggest win for any team in the offseason. Counsell is considered the best manager in baseball. Most important of all, it was considered a coup for Chicago to lure Counsell away from his hometown team. However, the results have not lived up to the hype. The Cubs are fighting to escape the National League Central Division basement. On Sunday night, they host the resurgent New York Mets.

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Information

Date and Time:Sunday, June 23, 2024, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location:Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
TV Coverage:ESPN
Betting Online Odds at SBG:Click Here

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Mets at Cubs SBG Betting Odds Analysis

So far this season, New York is -272 against the moneyline and -268 against the runline. New York is trending slightly over the total this season. In comparison, this season, Chicago is -711 against the moneyline and -1374 against the runline. Chicago is trending under the offshore bookmaker total this season.

New York Mets SBG Team Overview

Overall, the Mets are 34-37 straight up and 36-33-2 over/under the total. New York is 4th in the National League East Division standings. New York is 13 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East Division race. Late on, the Mets have covered eight out of their last ten games. The Mets have gone under the total in six of their previous nine matchups.

To summarize, New York has MLB metrics of 11th for runs production, 11th for OPS, and 10th for home runs. Additionally, New York ranks 18th for earned run average, 22nd for WHIP, 23rd for quality starts, and 27th for fewest errors committed. Also, New York ranks 11th for bullpen ERA.

Accordingly, Pete Alonso leads the Mets with 40 runs, 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 39 RBI, and a .781 OPS.

Chicago Cubs SBG Team Overview

In sum, the Chicago Cubs are 34-39 straight up and 3139-3 over/under the total. Chicago is 5th in the National League Central Division standings. Chicago is nine games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central Division race. Late on, the Cubs have covered three out of their last ten games. The Cubs have gone over the total in one of their previous ten matchups.

To summarize, Chicago has MLB metrics of 20th for runs production, 21st for OPS, and 20th for home runs. Additionally, Chicago ranks 13th for earned run average, 19th for WHIP, 21st for quality starts, and 20th for fewest errors committed. Also, Chicago ranks 24th for bullpen ERA.

Accordingly, Michael Busch leads the Cubs with 31 runs, ten doubles, nine home runs, 26 RBI, and a .800 OPS.

Mets at Cubs SBG Free Pick

Overall, the Cubs have beaten the MLB odds in five of their last 14 games against the Mets. The Mets and Cubs went over the total in seven of their last 20 meetings. Specifically at Wrigley Field, the Mets got the cash in four of their most recent seven games against the Cubs.

The Cubs have not been a reliable value this season. New York is the better play as the comparable team with a discount price on the road.

Mets at Cubs SBG Best Bet: New York Mets.

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