Mets Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 16, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (34-55) will look to break a seven-game losing streak when they host the New York Mets (56-34) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. New York (-133 to win) has Taijuan Walker set to start, while Chicago (+113) counters Marcus Stroman.

The betting insights in what follows use the latest odds as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM 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

  • Walker (7-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Mets, his 16th of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Miami Marlins, when the righty tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits.
  • The 29-year-old has a 2.63 ERA and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings across 15 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .225 to opposing hitters.
  • Walker is looking for his seventh straight quality start.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 19th in the league with 379 runs while batting .244 as a unit. It has a collective .394 slugging percentage (15th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 88 home runs (20th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM 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

  • The Cubs’ Stroman (3-5) will 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 to a 4.91 ERA this season with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • In 10 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • The Mets rank sixth 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 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM 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 have won 68.3% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (43-20).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -133 or shorter, New York has a 30-14 record (winning 68.2% of its games).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Mets’ implied win probability is 57.1%.
  • 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 a 49-41-0 record against the spread this season.
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 62 times and won 24, or 38.7%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 17-28 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +113 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 46.9% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 41 of their 89 games with a total this season.
  • In 89 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 43-46-0 ATS.

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso has put up a slugging percentage of .527 and has 89 hits, both team-high numbers for the Mets. He’s hitting .268 with 14 doubles, 24 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Alonso’s batting average ranks 58th, his on-base percentage ranks 49th, and he is 13th in the league in slugging.
  • Francisco Lindor is hitting .244 with 12 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 33 walks.
  • Lindor’s batting average ranks 97th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 97th, and he is 66th in the league in slugging.
  • Lindor heads into this game on an eight-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .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 is slugging .461 to pace his team. He has 18 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 16 walks while batting .293.

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 has an OPS of .829, fueled by an OBP of .373 to go with a slugging percentage of .456. All three of those stats lead Chicago hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in MLB, Happ’s batting average ranks 37th, his on-base percentage is 18th, and he is 50th in slugging.
  • Willson Contreras leads the Cubs in OBP (.373) and total hits (72) this season.
  • Contreras is 72nd in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Nico Hoerner has 81 hits this season and has a slash line of .308/.342/.430.
  • 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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