New York Mets at Chicago Cubs odds, picks and prediction

Apr 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) hits an RBI-single against the New York Mets during the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets (7-5) tangle with the Chicago Cubs (7-9) in Game 2 of their three-game set at Wrigley Field Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Mets vs. Cubs odds with MLB picks and predictions.

Chicago won the first game of the series 3-1 Tuesday thanks to a solid outing from RHP Jake Arrieta and New York leaving 10 men on base.

Season series: Cubs 1-0.

LHP David Peterson is on the mound for the Mets. He is 1-1 with a 6.30 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9 and 13.5 K/9 through 2 starts.

  • Last outing: Win in 6 IP with 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB and 10 K in New York’s 5-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last Wednesday.
  • Career vs. Cubs: No appearances.

RHP Zach Davies gets the start for the Cubs. He is 1-2 with a 10.32 ERA, 2.21 WHIP, 7.1 BB/9 and 6.4 K/9 through 3 starts.

  • Last outing: Loss in 4 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, 3 BB and 1 K in the Cubs’ 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
  • Career vs. Mets: 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 6.3 K/9 in 7 starts.

MLB betting offers/promotions

BetMGM Sportsbook offers available in CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA and WV. New customer offers, terms and conditions apply.

  • Bet just $1 on either team’s money line, WIN $100 (in free bets) if either team hits a home run during the game. Bet now!
  • RISK-FREE FIRST BET. Place your first bet, if it loses you’ll get up to $600 in free bets. Bet now!

Mets at Cubs odds, lines, picks and prediction

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 1:50 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Mets -125 (bet $125 to win $100) | Cubs +105 (bet $100 to win $105)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Mets -1.5 (+135) | Cubs +1.5 (-165)
  • Over/Under: 7 (O: -120 | U: +100)


Cubs 5, Mets 4

Money line (ML)

The CUBS (+105) are 3-0 this season vs. left-handed starting pitchers, hit 43 points higher and score 1.76 runs more per nine innings against lefties than they do against righties.

Furthermore, Chicago’s lineup is bottom-six in wRC+, wOBA and OPS overall but top-10 vs. left-handed pitchers in those same metrics.

BET the CUBS (+105) for 1 unit.

FANTASY BASEBALL: Serious about winning your league? Sign up for to dominate the competition. Subscribe now!

Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

PASS with a “lean” to the Cubs -1.5 (+200) on the alternate line because the payout is so juicy. What’s holding me back is Chicago has scored 4 or more runs in only three of its past 10 games.

Over/Under (O/U)

“LEAN” to the OVER 7 (-120) for a half unit because I am less confident in the starting pitchers than these inconsistent lineups and the Mets are 14-7-1 O/U as a road favorite since the beginning of last season.

Davies has been off since last week and the 6-plus day rest split is Davies’ worst rest split. He is 5-10 with a 4.53 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 in 21 starts.

Also, Chicago hits better against lefties while New York’s lineup is more productive against righties, and Wrigley Field is a hitter-friendly ballpark.

PLAY: Free, daily sports pick’em contests. Play now!

Bet on this game now at BetMGM Sportsbook. For more sports betting picks and tips, visit Please gamble responsibly.

Follow Geoff Clark on Twitter. Follow SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services. Newsrooms are independent of this relationship and there is no influence on news coverage. This information is for entertainment purposes only. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any content.

More Stories

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

The Detroit Tigers (28-43) play the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-41), who will be trying to halt a five-game losing skid, Sunday at 4:10 PM ET, at Chase Field.The Tigers are road underdogs (+134) versus the Diamondbacks (-158). Beau Brieske will get the nod for the Detroit Tigers, but there's been no pitching decision announced by the Arizona Diamondbacks yet.Yesterday, the Tigers claimed a 6-3 victory over the Diamondbacks, with Tyler Alexander (2.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) registering the win for the Tigers. Kody Clemens finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the offensive...

Read the full article

From The Web Ads by Zergnet

Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

At Angel Stadium on Sunday, the Seattle Mariners (five consecutive wins) play the Los Angeles Angels at 4:07 PM ET.The Mariners are an underdog (+116 on the moneyline to win) when they visit the Angels (-137). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Los Angeles Angels looking to Noah Syndergaard (4-6), and Marco Gonzales (4-7) taking the ball for the Seattle Mariners.These clubs meet again after the Mariners' 5-3 victory over the Angels yesterday. Logan Gilbert (5.2 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 7 K) registered the win for the Mariners. Julio Rodriguez went 1-for-4...

Read the full article

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies odds, tips and betting trends | June 26

In the final game of a four-game set at PETCO Park, the Philadelphia Phillies (38-35) meet the San Diego Padres (45-29), Sunday at 4:10 PM ET.The Padres are favored at home (-159) against the Phillies (+136). The scheduled starters are Yu Darvish (7-3) for the San Diego Padres, and Kyle Gibson (4-3) for the Philadelphia Phillies.Yesterday, the Phillies claimed a 4-2 win over the Padres, with Zach Eflin (5.0 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 K) earning the win for the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto finished 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead the offensive showing. Blake...

Read the full article
More MLB Picks and Predictions