MLB Odds: Cubs vs Mets on MLB Network. The idea of the New York Mets making the playoffs was laughable just one month ago. But after a sizzling 21-8 run, the Mets find themselves in the thick of the National League Wild Card race – chasing down the Chicago Cubs for the second and final spot. These two teams will meet Thursday in the finale of a three-game set at Citi Field, beginning at 7:10 PM ET on the MLB Network.
Jacob deGrom (2.56 ERA at Bovada) is scheduled to throw for New York opposite Jon Lester (4.49 ERA) in a battle of big-name pitchers. DeGrom has had the better 2019 season; however, the reigning NL Cy Young winner isn’t getting much help from his sports teammates, leaving the Mets at 10-16 in his 26 starts (Over 14-11-1). The Cubs are 14-11 behind Lester with the Over at 14-9-2, losing four of six since the six-time All-Star came down with bronchitis in late July.
According to Bovada SportsBook both teams enter this series having gotten swept by their most recent opponents. New York dropped three straight at home to the Atlanta Braves over the weekend, while Chicago did the same versus the Washington Nationals, falling 3 games out of first place in the NL Central.