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Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The finale of a four-game series between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets will take place at the Citi Field on Thursday night.  The Mets took the first two games and won the third game by three runs.  The loss puts the Chicago Cubs in a tie for the lead with the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central Standings at 38-30.  The Mets are still in the lead at the NL East Standings at 35-25, closely trailed by the Philadelphia Phillies with 5 games behind.

 

The Chicago Cubs hope to avoid a sweep on the road by the Mets.  The Cubs have won 6 of their last 10 games and just posted the three consecutive losses in their match versus the Mets.  Chicago’s batting average dropped to 23rd at .230 and 19th in OBP at .308.  They rank 14th with 307 runs scored this season.  The Cubs rank 10th with a team ERA of 3.72 and posted a whip of 1.30 which is 15th in MLB.  Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .232 which is 14th in the league.  Third baseman Kris Bryant leads Chicago with a batting average of .292, an on-base percentage of .374, and 66 hits.  Shortstop Javier Baez leads the team with a team-high 15 home runs and 42 RBIs.  For Thursday’s finale matchup, the Cubs are sending Kyle Hendricks to the mound.  The right-hand pitcher is 8-4 with an ERA of 4.46 this year.  Through 74.2 innings of work this season, Hendricks has 86 hits, 37 earned runs, allowed 19 homers, 15 walks, and 58 strikeouts.

 

  • The Chicago Cubs are 14-6 SU in its last 20 games against the NY Mets.

  • The Chicago Cubs are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 7 games on the road against the NY Mets.

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Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets Predictions 6/17/2021

The New York Mets will look to build on their three-game win streak. The Mets are hot, winning 8 of their last 10 games.  The Mets’ offense is not as hot though, ranking 29th with only 233 runs scored this season.  The team 17th in their team batting average of .234 and 15th in OBP at .315.  New York’s pitching team has been impressive though posting a team ERA of 312 which is 1st in MLB.   The Mets posted a WHIP of 1.12 and allowed opponents to bat at an average of .219 which are both 4th in MLB. In the finale this Thursday, the Mets will send Marcus Stroman to the mound.  The right-hand pitcher is 6-4 with an ERA of 2.33.  Through 77.2 innings this year, Stroman has 66 hits, 20 earned runs, allowed eight home runs, 18 walks, and 67 strikeouts.

 

  • The New York Mets are 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the New York Mets’ last 7 games against the Chicago Cubs.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the New York Mets’ last 7 home games against the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets. The MLB pick for this game goes to the New York Mets.  The Cubs were playing well in May but have been struggling on the road with a 14-19 record this season.  The two teams have good pitchers to start here.  Stroman has the advantage though as he has been more consistent, notching just one earned in 10 hits in his last 13.0 innings  Taking the game at home is the New York Mets.  Final score prediction at 5-4.

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Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 6/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Citi Field, Flushing, Queens

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

TV: ESPN

MLB Odds: New York Mets -130

MLB Totals: 7.5

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