The New York Mets head into game two of their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs down one game. They lost to the Cubs on Tuesday night in a close game that went right up until the ninth inning. The 3-1 loss shouldn’t kill the Mets’ morale as they’ll have a chance on Wednesday to even up the series, especially against the Cubs starting pitcher Zach Davies.
The Chicago Cubs got this series off to a great start, finishing the game 3-1 and taking advantage of New York’s errors. They’ll look to do the same on Wednesday night, but with their batting getting off to a rough start, can they pull off another win at home? Neither of the starting pitchers for Wednesday’s game has an ERA under 5.00, so the Cubs have a chance to put runs on the board.
Between these two teams, bettors are wondering who to take at the sportsbook. Chicago already has a win under their belt in this series, but can they do it again? Or will the New York Mets bounce back from Tuesday’s loss?
Success on Wednesday hinges on New York Mets batting
The New York Mets biggest struggle is putting runs on the board. They have a great team batting average and an on-base percentage to match. However, they’re one of the worst teams in major league baseball at scoring runs. This ineptitude has lead to the Mets losing close games, a good example is their most recent 3-1 loss to the Cubs. In the final inning of Tuesday’s game, the Mets had the bases loaded but couldn’t bring a single runner in.
Their trouble scoring has translated to the sportsbook as well. Believed to be an unreliable team to take against more well-rounded teams. However, with SP Zach Davies taking the mound for Chicago, the Mets have a much better chance to score runs on Wednesday.
The keyword for Chicago is consistency, heading into Wednesday night
The Chicago Cubs are a team that at times looks brilliant, like their 13-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Other times though, they look quite awful, like their 13-4 loss the following night to Atlanta. The problem therein lies with consistency, which doesn’t bode well for a team you’re considering betting on.
Another problem heading into Wednesday is the man taking the mound on Wednesday, Zach Davies. Davies is 1-2 as a starter with an ERA of 10.32. If the Mets batters can get ahold of the pitches Davies throws their way, we could see another big loss handed to Chicago. The Cubs also have a sub-par team batting average which you have to consider before you bet.
Best team to take on Wednesday? New York Mets -134
The Chicago Cubs did a great job holding off the Mets on Tuesday night but look to see a much more focused New York team on Wednesday. They have the advantage on the mound as well, and with Davies pitching for the Cubs, the Mets batters will have a good chance to score. Take the away team here for game two, New York Mets -134.