New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs 7-16-22

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs 7/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The New York Mets will meet with the Chicago Cubs in MLB action in Wrigley Field, IL, on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Mets started the season as the greatest club in baseball, and despite many injuries, they will end the first half atop the NL East Division.

 

The return of Max Scherzer from injury couldn’t have come at a better moment for the Mets, who managed to hold off the Atlanta Braves’ charge.

 

On Monday, Scherzer started a crucial series with Atlanta with a seven-inning performance and a win for the Mets. To maintain their divisional lead, the Mets defeated the Braves in two of the three matches.

 

Due to weather, the game that was originally planned for Friday night will now be the first of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday.

 

The Mets scored 4.5 runs on average while capturing six of those contests in their last 10 games. Over the span of those ten games, they hit 13 home runs.

 

The Mets’ starting staff ”’s resurgence was more significant. The Mets have seven solid starts in their previous 10 games and gave up 63 hits in 91.1 innings.

 

Despite all the injuries, one pitcher who was essential to the Mets’ success this season is Taijuan Walker.

 

  • The New York Mets are 8-4 SU in their previous 12 matches.
  • The NY Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches against the Chi Cubs.
  • The NY Mets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road against the Chi Cubs.

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New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/16/2022

 

The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a free-fall. The Cubs have a record of 34-55 and are now tied for last in the NL Central.

 

After falling to the Mets on Thursday night, the Cubs dropped seven straight contests and nine of their previous 11 matches.

 

The Chi Cubs’ run differential of -85 makes them the 4th poorest team in the NL. Before Saturday’s doubleheader, they had only a 19-35 record versus clubs with a winning record.

 

During this seven-game losing run, the Cubs’ bats have all but stopped producing. Over that time, Chicago’s team average is just.198, and they average 2.9 runs per game. They have a collective ERA of 5.40 and are surrendering over six runs per game on the mound.

 

In Game 1 of the doubleheader, Marcus Stroman gets the start, filling in for him on Saturday at this time. In his 10 starts this year, Stroman had three excellent outings and allowed 48 hits in 51.1 innings of work. He pitched against the Dodgers for four innings, giving up two hits and 59 pitches.

 

  • The Chicago Cubs are 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of the Chi Cubs’ last 12 matches against the NY Mets.
  • The Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches at home.

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Mets. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this game is a major mismatch on paper.

 

Walker was among the Mets’ most reliable starters this season while Stroman is still getting back to full strength. In 85.2 innings, he had 8 solid starts and gave up 71 hits.

 

Undoubtedly, Stroman will be given a shorter leash, perhaps closer to 75 pitches. Walker will most likely wait until the very end of the game to give this game over to the Mets bullpen, but Stroman will have to rely on the Cubs’ poor relief pitching much sooner.

 

Overall, the Mets are 7-3 in their past ten matches, 4-2 in the last six matches Walker started, and 10-4 this season versus the NL Central.

 

Look for Walker to sail through 7 innings against the failing Cubs lineup and the Mets to pull off the 8th victory in 11 matches in the opening of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Mets will win predicted at 4-2.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Wrigley Field, IL

 

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022

 

TV: WPIX

 

MLB Odds: New York Mets -142

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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