New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 6/22/24

Chicago Cubs (36-39) vs New York Mets (35-38)

Game Info: Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (3-3) (3.08) vs Tylor Megill (2-3) (3.23)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -115 / New York Mets +105 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Wrigley Field. Here’s a New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction. This article will include a New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Pick.

New York Mets Betting Preview

The New York Mets are 36-38 on the year after games against the Padres and Rangers. The New York Mets have scored 21 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The New York Mets have won 10 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Francisco Lindor leads the New York Mets with 73 hits and 37 RBI while Pete Alonso and Starling Marte have combined for 138 hits and 72 RBI.

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs are 36-40 on the year after games against the Cardinals and Giants. The Chicago Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Chicago Cubs with 66 hits and 33 RBI while Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner have combined for 118 hits and 56 RBI.

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Pitching Pick Matchup

Tylor Megill gets the ball for the New York Mets, and he is 2-3 with a 3.52 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Megill has allowed 17 hits and 9 earned runs in his last 14.2 innings. Megill has a 5.40 ERA and .268 allowed batting average in 10 road innings. This will be Megill’s second career game against the Chicago Cubs.

Jameson Taillon gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, and he is 3-3 with a 3.08 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Taillon has allowed 21 hits and 7 runs in his last 17 innings. Taillon has a 3.34 ERA and .271 allowed batting average in 32.1 home innings. Taillon is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the New York Mets.

Why the New York Mets will win

  • The Mets have won each of their last four games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Cubs have lost each of their last three games as home favorites against NL East opponents.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine games at Wrigley Field against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Mets have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Mets have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games as road underdogs against NL Central opponents.

Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts

  • Ian Happ has recorded a Double in three of the Cubs' last four games against NL East opponents.
  • Dansby Swanson has hit a home run in four of his last seven home appearances against the Mets.
  • Dansby Swanson has recorded at least one RBI in eight of his last nine home appearances against the Mets.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances at Wrigley Field against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Dansby Swanson has scored a run in each of his last five home appearances against the Mets after playing the previous day.
  • Cody Bellinger has recorded two or more total bases in eight of his nine previous appearances at Wrigley Field against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jameson Taillon has recorded five or more strikeouts in six of his last eight home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Ian Happ has recorded at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 home appearances after playing the previous day.

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Pete Alonso has recorded a Double in three of the Mets' last four day games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brandon Nimmo has hit a home run in each of the Mets' last three road games against NL Central opponents.
  • Tylor Megill has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • J.D. Martinez has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Mets' last nine games against NL opponents.
  • Brandon Nimmo has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Brandon Nimmo has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Jose Iglesias has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Iglesias has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Cubs rank 5th in the league for walks this season (265).
  • The Chicago Cubs rank 25th in the league for batting average this season (.229).
  • The New York Mets are one of only 5 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The New York Mets rank 5th in the league for home runs allowed this season (69).

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs Prediction

The New York Mets and plus money has to be the play when you consider how they've looked over the last two weeks. The Mets are playing better ball than the Cubs at the moment, and there's not a ton of difference between Tylor Megill and Jameson Taillon. If anything, Taillon has been hit a little hard this season when pitching at Wrigley. The Mets are one of the hotter teams in the league right now and need to keep winning if they hope to get back in the wild card race. Give me the Mets and the more favorable price.

Randy’s Pick New York Mets +105

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