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MLB Betting Prediction: New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs 6/21/2024

New York Mets (33-37) vs. Chicago Cubs (34-38)

As MLB season moves forward, every game becomes increasingly crucial for teams that hover near or below.500; such as the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. An important upcoming match-up scheduled on June 21, 2024 at Wrigley Field features both sides with similar standings while providing best live betting opportunities – this match-up starts at 2:20 PM ET with broadcast on MLBN promising an intriguing contest between National League contenders!

The Mets have made significant strides forward, winning all five of their recent games to revive their season hopes and build on past performances. Their offense, boasting a .243 average with 313 runs scored to date and boasting an ERA of 4.11 is finally beginning to catch up to their stellar pitching staff’s solid pitching performance; especially on the road where their 17-13 record against spread suggests they may find ways to take down crucial matches when needed.

Conversely, the Cubs have struggled to find consistency recently with an inconsistent record of 1-5 in their last five games. Yet despite these setbacks, they’ve still maintained competitive edge at home while out on the road with 19-19 against-the-spread road records and led by Shota Imanaga who boasts an ERA of 3.84 to outwit Mets pitchers (despite lower offensive output and an inferior batting average of .226)


New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs Game Info

When: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:20 PM ET
Where: Wrigley Field
Stream: MLB.TV


Jose Quintana (2-5, 4.98 ERA) vs. Shota Imanaga (7-1, 1.89 ERA)

Jose Quintana‘s season has been far from smooth, with only 2 wins-losses to his credit and a 4.98 earned run average (ERA). Yet despite these difficulties, Quintana remains an experienced pitcher who brings solid strikeout capabilities of 50 in 72.1 IP this year into each game he pitches. Quintana has struggled due to giving up too many hits/home runs (batting at .235 against him); this could prove especially problematic against Cubs lineups featuring power potential but inconsistent power output; in which case Quintana must take full advantage of experience to avoid big plays giving way.

Shota Imanaga has been an extraordinary performer for the Cubs this season, compiling an astounding 7-1 record and an outstanding 1.89 ERA. His controlled and precise approach shows up in his impressive 0.99 WHIP rating as well as 11 walks allowed in 76 innings pitched so far. Imanaga’s ability to limit opposing hitters’ power while effectively managing games makes him an unmatched challenge for the Mets’ lineup. If Imanaga keeps up his current form and manages key Mets hitters effectively, then his performance might well dictate both pace and outcome of the game with another victory added to his already impressive record.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As betting odds and spreads are yet to be set, bettors should pay close attention as game day nears. Imanaga’s tremendous form may give an advantage to Cubs pitchers when setting initial lines.


New York Mets Betting Trends

The Mets’ recent run, highlighted by their perfect record against the spread in their last five games and an outstanding road performance combined with an expanding offensive lineup, represents an outstanding team at just the right moment. Their totals have gone OVER twice over that same span to indicate higher-scoring encounters.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

Even amid their struggles, the Cubs have managed to remain competitive at home games despite their struggles. Their performance against the spread is even at 19-19 while 16 of their last 35 home games saw total score exceed over. Their recent form shows vulnerability making their results unpredictable and less predictable.


New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs 6/21/24 Betting Picks

Current dynamics and performances indicate that the Mets appear to be on an upward trend, making them formidable opponents for Cubs. Imanaga may make this matchup closer than its record suggests – likely leading to lower scoring affairs given his strength as starting pitcher for both clubs.

For the final recommendation, the smart money might lean slightly towards the Cubs at home, primarily due to the edge provided by Imanaga’s current form. Potential bettors should consider the under on total runs, and for those looking at prop bets, selecting Imanaga for over strikeouts could be one of the winning MLB picks.


Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Cubs 3, New York Mets 2

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