Cubs at Mets 5/31/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
Date & Time: 5/31/2018, 11:10 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CHC -163 Total 8
TV Channel: SNY

In Thursday night MLB action, the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets will open up a four-game series from Citi Field. On Wednesday, Chicago failed in their attempt to sweep host Pittsburgh and fell by a 2-1 final score. The Cubs are six games above .500 overall and trail Milwaukee by 4.5 games for the NL Central Division lead.

Chicago skipper Joe Maddon will turn to southpaw Jose Quintana (5-4 4.78 ERA) on Thursday night. Through 52 plus innings, Quintana has walked 27 batters and allowed eight home runs.
The New York Mets enter this series with plenty of injury concerns and coming off a split of their most recent four-game series in Atlanta. On Wednesday, Brandon Nimmo and Adrian Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs each to power the Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Braves. New York is a game above .500 overall and trails Washington by 4.5 games for the NL East Division lead.

Twenty-eight year old righty Seth Lugo (1-1 2.48 ERA) will make his first start of the season for the Mets. Lugo, who has made 20 relief appearances, has struck out 34 batters and owns a 1.01 WHIP in 32 plus innings of work.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Cubs are 13-6 in Quintanas last 19 starts.
Mets are 21-50 in their last 71 vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 6-2-1 in Quintanas last 9 road starts.
Under is 4-0 in Mets last 4 home games.
Cubs are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs -163

New York OF Yoenis Cespedes (hip) could begin a rehab assignment by next weekend. Through 52 games, Chicago ranks 4th in batting average and 5th in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 17th in batting average and 23rd in runs scored. Take the Cubs to win the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 5-3.


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