- The New York Mets are at Wrigley Field for the first game of a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, July 14th
- The Mets are slight road favorites in Thursday MLB odds
- Read here for a full breakdown of the Mets vs Cubs odds, including our best pick for the NL matchup
The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs square off on Thursday, July 14th, with the first pitch set at 8:05 PM ET. The Mets will start Carlos Carrasco (9-4, 4.55 ERA), and the Cubs will roll out Keegan Thompson (7-3, 3.04). The game will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Illinois online sports betting markets list the home team as short underdogs priced at +105 in the Mets vs Cubs odds.
It’s been a successful year for the New York Mets in 2022. That said, the Mets have watched the Braves steadily creep up behind them in the standings over the last month or so. The Mets sit at 55-34 heading into this four-game series with the Cubs and will look to finish the first half strong.
On the flip side, the Chicago Cubs have been a disappointing team this season. They sit at 34-54 on the year, 14.5 games back from the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central division. Both teams will look to head into the All-Star break on a positive note.
Let’s take a look at the Mets vs Cubs odds at Caesars Sportsbook for Thursday night as we pinpoint the best pick for this MLB matchup.
Mets vs Cubs Odds
|New York Mets||-125||-1.5 (+135)||O 7.5 (-105)|
|Chicago Cubs||+105||+1.5 (-160)||U 7.5 (-115)|
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
New York Mets Betting Outlook
The New York Mets are coming off a sizable win against the Atlanta Braves in their last matchup. Francisco Lindor led the charge with a three-run homer that resulted in the Mets winning a key series against the division rival Braves.
The Mets are incredible at getting runners on base and have big bats in Fransicso Lindor and Pete Alonso to help capitalize on their opportunities. Offensively, the Mets are one of the best teams in baseball. They average 4.7 runs per game and hold a team batting average of .254, 4th best in the MLB.
New York online sports betting markets list the total at 7.5 with the under juiced at -115 in the Mets vs Cubs odds.
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One thing to watch out for in Thursday’s matchup is how many innings Carlos Carrasco can go. The Mets pitching staff has held opponents to under four runs per game at 3.91, but Carrasco hasn’t gone longer than 6 innings in his last four starts. Over that same time frame, Carrasco has given up five or more runs twice.
If the Mets want to secure a win tonight, they will need Carrasco to get back to the form he was in at the beginning of the season.
Mets vs Cubs Pick & Prediction
The Chicago Cubs are on a five-game losing streak heading into Thursday night’s matchup against the Mets. However, one of the bright spots during this losing streak has been their ability to score runs. In their last three games, Chicago has put up 13 runs. As mentioned above, Carrasco has struggled lately, giving up 14 runs over his previous four starts. I like the Cubs bats to remain hot at the plate and the Mets to do their part to hit the over.
I will be locking in the over 7.5 runs at -105 in the Mets vs Cubs odds at Caesars Sportsbook. BetMGM Illinois lists the over at the same price, so it seems like online sportsbooks are all in the same feeling with this matchup.
Caesars Illinois is offering the Cubs to win at +105 on Thursday night if you are looking for some value beyond the total in this matchup.
Pick: Over 7.5 Runs (-105) at Caesars Sportsbook