New York Mets at Chicago Cubs odds, picks and predictions

The New York Mets (25-24) and Chicago Cubs (21-26) will play the 2nd game of their 3-game series on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. First pitch will be at 7:40 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Mets vs. Cubs odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.

Season series: Cubs lead 1-0 after beating the Mets, 7-2 on Tuesday

After going 3-10 during a recent 13-game stretch, the Mets have gotten back on track a bit. They’re 5-1 in their last 6 games, with their 5-game winning streak being snapped by the Cubs on Tuesday. The pitching staff has been a major disappointment this season, ranking 24th in team ERA (4.70), while the offense has only scored 209 runs – tied for 18th.

In the Cubs’ last 25 games, they’ve only won 8 times, a stretch that has pulled them 5 games below .500 on the year. Statistically, they’re an above-average team, scoring the 12th-most runs (227) and ranking 13th in team ERA (4.12) with the 6th-most quality starts (23).

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