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New York Mets @ Chicago Cubs - June 21, 2024

June 21, 2024, 9:10am EDT

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New York Mets

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-160

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Chicago Cubs

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CHC

-140

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-110

As a former sports statistician, I approach this Cubs vs. Mets matchup with a keen eye for hidden trends and insights. Looking at the numbers, it’s clear that both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, but tonight, I predict the Chicago Cubs will come out on top against the New York Mets.

On the mound for the Cubs is Shota Imanaga, who boasts an impressive 7-1 win-loss record with a 3.9 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per game. In contrast, the Mets will be sending Jose Quintana to pitch, who holds a 2-5 win-loss record with a 4.2 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per game. Based on these stats alone, it seems like the Cubs have the upper hand in terms of pitching performance.

When we shift our focus to batting statistics, we see that the Mets have a slight edge over the Cubs in runs scored per game (4.6 vs. 4.2), hits per game (8.5 vs. 7.6), RBIs per game (4.4 vs. 3.9), batting average (.239 vs .224), and on-base slugging percentage (69.8% vs 66.3%). However, numbers can only tell us so much.

Taking all of this into consideration, my prediction is that the Chicago Cubs will emerge victorious over the New York Mets in tonight’s game despite their slightly lower batting averages and run production compared to their opponents.

In terms of scoring expectations for this matchup, I anticipate that both teams will put up a decent amount of runs given their offensive capabilities and the fact that the Over/Under is expected to be over for this game.

Overall, while baseball games can be unpredictable at times, my analysis points towards a Cubs win tonight based on their strong pitching performance led by Shota Imanaga and solid offensive capabilities even though they might trail slightly behind in certain batting statistics compared to the Mets.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy what promises to be an exciting matchup between these two talented teams as they take to the field tonight!

Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
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Wager TypeChicago CubsNew York Mets
Team DataChicago CubsNew York Mets
Runs4.214.64
Hits7.588.50
Runs Batted In3.934.40
Batting Average0.2240.239
On-Base Slugging66.30%69.80%
Walks3.493.14
Strikeouts8.828.69
Earned Run Average3.944.23