Chicago Cubs at New York Mets - 9/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets - 9/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets (89-54) vs Chicago Cubs (60-82)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)

David Peterson (7-4) (3.47) vs Drew Smyly (6-8) (3.57)

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The Chicago Cubs will play the New York Mets in Game 3 of their series at Citi Field on Wednesday night.

The Chicago Cubs are 60-82 this season and have won three of their last five games. Chicago has won the first two games of this series by scores of 5-2 and 4-1. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.26 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 577 runs with a .241 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Ian Happ is batting .272 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Drew Smyly, who is 6-8 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 98.1 innings pitched this season.

The New York Mets are 89-54 this season and have won four of their last seven games. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, New York won two out of three against the Marlins. The New York pitching staff has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored 669 runs with a .258 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this year. Pete Alonso is batting .268 with 34 home runs and 110 RBI’s for the Mets this season. The projected starter for New York is David Peterson, who is 7-4 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 98.2 innings pitched this season.

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The Mets have dropped the first two games of this series, but still hold a slim lead in the NL East over the Braves. The Mets wasted a pretty good pitching performance on Tuesday night and will turn to David Peterson on Wednesday, who has allowed nine earned runs over his last 25 innings pitched. For the Cubs, Drew Smyly has allowed seven runs over his last 15.1 innings pitched this season. I am taking the Mets to get back on the winning track here. I expect a big offensive performance, as they have been silenced in the first two games of this series. Smyly did just allow seven runs in one start to the Cardinals, so he can definitely give up runs in bunches. 

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