Mets Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – April 20, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 20, 2021

The Chicago Cubs (6-9) will look to Anthony Rizzo, who is coming off of a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the New York Mets (7-4) on Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET. Rizzo and the Cubs are +120 underdogs for the contest, according to oddsmakers. Taijuan Walker starts for New York while Chicago will counter with Jake Arrieta.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 20, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Mets vs Cubs Betting Lines

Mets Betting Insights

  • The Mets won 19, or 51.4%, of the 37 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Last season, New York won 13 of its 25 games, or 52%, when favored by at least -141 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 56.3% chance of a victory for the Mets.
  • Games involving New York went over the total set by sportsbooks in 30 of 58 chances last season.

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Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have won in two of the four contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Chicago has been listed as an underdog of +120 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • The Cubs have an implied victory probability of 43.7% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, the Cubs and their foes are 4-5-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 3.4
HR 16
ERA 5.90
K/9 9

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Jake Arrieta

  • Arrieta makes the start for the Cubs, his fourth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the righty threw five innings against the Brewers, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 35-year-old’s pitching stats do not rank among the top pitchers in the majors.
  • Arrieta enters this game with three outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • The Cubs were the moneyline underdog for one Arrieta start this season — they lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 20, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Mets Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 7-4
Home 4-1
Road 3-3
vs LHP (Starters) 0-2
vs RHP (Starters) 7-2
Day Games 2-2
Night Games 5-2

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Mets Probable Pitcher – Taijuan Walker

  • Walker will get the start for the Mets, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw 4 1/3 innings, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits against the Phillies.
  • His team won his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 20, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 6-9
Home 4-5
Road 2-4
vs LHP (Starters) 3-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-9
Day Games 1-2
Night Games 5-7

Mets Hitting Stats

  • The Mets ranked ninth-best in baseball last season with 86 total home runs.
  • The Mets racked up two or more dingers in 24 games last season, and went 16-8 in those outings.
  • Michael Conforto finished last season with nine home runs, 31 RBI and a batting average of .322.
  • Dominic Smith finished with 42 RBI while batting .316 and hitting 10 homers.

Cubs Hitting Stats

  • The Cubs rank fifth in Major League Baseball with 22 home runs.
  • They have averaged 1.8 home runs per game in their nine home contests this season.
  • Chicago has hit 16 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Kris Bryant has launched a team-high five homers.
  • Willson Contreras has hit five home runs while hitting .273. Both lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cubs (+120)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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