Mets Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 15, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (34-55) take a seven-game losing streak into a contest against the New York Mets (56-34) on Friday at 2:20 PM ET. Taijuan Walker starts for New York (-131 to win), and Marcus Stroman is Chicago’s (+110) pick to start.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of July 15, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET.

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Mets vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Walker (NYM) Pitcher Stroman (CHC)
7 – 2 W/L 3 – 5
85.2 IP 51.1
2.63 ERA 4.91
1.097 WHIP 1.188
7.1 K/9 8.4
2.4 BB/9 2.3

Mets Probable Starter Taijuan Walker

  • The Mets are sending Walker (7-2) out to make his 16th start of the season. He is 7-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Miami Marlins, when he went 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • In 15 games this season, the 29-year-old has a 2.63 ERA and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .225 to opposing hitters.
  • Walker is trying to claim his seventh quality start in a row in this outing.
  • The opposing Cubs offense has the 15th-ranked slugging percentage (.394) and ranks 19th in MLB play with 88 home runs. It has a collective .244 batting average, and is 12th in MLB with 738 total hits and 18th in MLB action scoring 379 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Walker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yan Gomes 15 .267 4 0 1 .267 .534
Willson Contreras 5 .200 1 0 1 .333 .533
Ian Happ 4 .250 1 0 0 .500 .750
Patrick Wisdom 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Rafael Ortega 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman (3-5) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings without allowing a run on two hits in a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in 10 games this season with an ERA of 4.91 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .241.
  • He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in three of them.
  • The Mets rank fifth in MLB with a .254 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.402) and 91 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Stroman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 23 .261 6 0 2 .292 .596
Eduardo Escobar 15 .267 4 0 1 .312 .712
Starling Marte 14 .286 4 0 1 .286 .643
Travis Jankowski 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .715
Mark Canha 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Dominic Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Nimmo 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000

Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets are 43-20 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 68.3% of those games).
  • New York has gone 31-15 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -131 or shorter (67.4%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Mets a 56.7% chance to win.
  • New York has played in 90 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-38-5).
  • The Mets have covered 54.4% of their games this season, going 49-41-0 ATS.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 62 times this season and won 24, or 38.7%, of those games.
  • Chicago has entered 49 games this season as the underdog by +110 or more and is 18-31 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Cubs, based on the moneyline, is 47.6%.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 41 of their 89 opportunities.
  • The Cubs are 43-46-0 ATS in their 89 games with a spread this season.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has racked up 89 hits with a .527 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the Mets. He’s batting .268 with 14 doubles, 24 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Alonso ranks 58th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 50th and he is 15th in slugging.
  • Francisco Lindor has 12 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 33 walks while batting .244.
  • Among the qualifying players, Lindor ranks 96th in batting average, 98th in on-base percentage, and 68th in slugging.
  • Lindor brings an eight-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 games he is hitting .222 with a double, a triple, three home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
  • Brandon Nimmo is hitting .275 with 17 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 35 walks.
  • Starling Marte has 18 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 16 walks while batting .293. He paces his team with a .461 slugging percentage.

Mets Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Francisco Lindor 348 .244 52 16 65 .318 .752
Pete Alonso 332 .268 50 24 74 .345 .872
Eduardo Escobar 318 .220 36 10 39 .275 .662
Brandon Nimmo 313 .275 56 9 33 .361 .808
Starling Marte 304 .293 51 9 41 .343 .804
Jeff McNeil 268 .310 38 4 35 .372 .805
Mark Canha 253 .273 40 7 31 .371 .754
Luis Guillorme 189 .302 24 2 10 .377 .758
J.D. Davis 167 .240 25 3 19 .328 .681
Tomás Nido 161 .211 14 0 15 .256 .492

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.373), slugging percentage (.456) and OPS (.829) this season.
  • Among all qualified batters in the big leagues, Happ is 37th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and 51st in slugging percentage.
  • Willson Contreras has 72 hits and an OBP of .373, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Contreras is 75th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 42nd in slugging percentage.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .308 with a .430 slugging percentage and 26 RBI this year.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .224 with a .320 OBP and 45 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 307 .280 40 9 41 .373 .829
Patrick Wisdom 303 .224 47 17 45 .320 .769
Willson Contreras 279 .258 47 13 35 .373 .839
Nico Hoerner 263 .308 28 5 26 .342 .772
Frank Schwindel 228 .237 21 8 33 .282 .668
Rafael Ortega 211 .246 24 4 23 .336 .706
Christopher Morel 204 .265 35 9 25 .336 .821
Seiya Suzuki 172 .262 23 6 26 .348 .801
Yan Gomes 161 .205 11 3 10 .218 .516
Alfonso Rivas 157 .236 17 3 23 .315 .640

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