Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 8-9-2023

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 8/9/2023 Picks, Predictions and Game Forecast

Chicago Cubs (58-55) vs New York Mets (51-61)

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 8/9/2023 – A standout moment in the Cubs’ strong second half was their eight-game winning streak at the end of July. Prior to their defeat in the first game of the series on Monday, they won five of their previous seven games, going 5-2. Over their last nine games, the offense was the definition of hit-or-miss, being shut out twice while twice scoring double digits. With 55 runs scored in each of their last five victories and 576 runs total through 113 games, they had the fifth-highest total. Three players have more than 100 hits, and five batted at least 53 times. For valuable insights, explore free daily MLB picks.


With their victory in Monday’s first game of the series, the Mets ended a six-game winless skid. Prior to Tuesday, they had a record of 5-10 over their previous 15 contests, and during the All-Star break, their offense was blanked three times. Through 112 contests, they had a .237 average, ranking them 24th overall. They also scored 491 runs, which put them 19th overall. Only two players, Francisco Lindor with 69, and Pete Alonso, with 83 have more than 50 runs batted in this season. On Monday, Alonso ended a drought of five matches without an RBI or home run by hitting two dingers and driving in six runs.


Cubs vs. Mets Game Info

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2023 7:10 PM ET
Where: Citi Field in Flashing, NY
TV: MLB Network
Stream: MLB.TV

Kyle Hendricks (4-6, 4.09 ERA) vs David Peterson (3-7, 5.65 ERA)

The Cubs’ pitching was a little questionable recently, even in winning circumstances. They let up 28 runs in their previous five victories and 19 runs in the two defeats that followed. Over 113 contests, they had a 4.17 ERA, which put them in fifteenth place. In his last two starts, Hendricks was defeated despite receiving no runs of assistance. He did, however, pitch 11 innings and surrender nine earned runs and 16 hits. This season, the Cubs starting pitcher performed better on the road, going 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA instead of 1-4 with a 5.50 ERA at home. Hendricks faced the Mets six times in his career and has a 4-1 record and 2.62 ERA.


With two runs or less allowed in seven games since the All-Star break, New York’s pitching occasionally emerged in the second half. They gave up 39 runs over six games in back-to-back sweeps at Kansas City and Baltimore. The team’s 4.39 ERA places them 18th overall. After making six relief appearances, Peterson is starting for the second week in a row. On Friday, he pitched at Baltimore for three innings while giving up a hit and three walks. Peterson has a 1-2 record and a 4.91 ERA in his four career starts versus the Cubs


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -107, Total Odds: 9

The totals went OVER in 3 of the Cubs’ last 5 matches. The totals went OVER in 34 of the Cubs’ 60 last matches at home. The totals went OVER in 4 of the Mets’ last 5 matches. The totals went OVER in 16 of the Mets’ 50 last matches at home.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

The Chicago Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 matches.
Chicago Cubs are 3-2 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
The Chicago Cubs are 27-26 in their road matches against the spread.


New York Mets Betting Trends

The New York Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 matches.
New York Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
The New York Mets are 21-40 in their road matches against the spread.


Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets 8/9/2023 Betting Picks

Although New York completely destroyed the Cubs in its previous two games against them, these two teams divided their first four encounters. In those games, they defeated Chicago 21-3 and had 12 hits and three home runs in the series opener on Monday. However, New York does not have the advantage when starting pitching in this game. Hendricks had a sizable number of wins against this team. Alonso is hitless against him in nine career plate appearances, and Lindor is hitless in nine at-bats. On the other hand, throughout his career, Peterson had difficulty playing the Cubs. That is still the case as Chicago maintains its momentum after losing to New York on Monday. For more insights, consider exploring sports betting picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Cubs will win 6-4.


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