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    Seiya Suzuki sits at 97 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when the Chicago Cubs (60-82) take on the New York Mets (89-54) on Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET. The Cubs are the underdog (+151) in this matchup with the Mets (-177). David Peterson starts for New York, and Drew Smyly is Chicago’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Stadium: Citi Field
    Mets vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -177 7

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets average 1.0 home run per game to rank 16th in MLB play with 147 total home runs .
    • The Mets rank fifth in MLB with a .258 batting average.
    • The Mets’ .330 on-base percentage is second-best in the league.
    • Mets batters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Mets have hit 67 homers at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Mets are slugging .394 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .251.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso has 143 hits, which leads New York hitters this season, while batting .268 with 58 extra-base hits.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Alonso is 48th in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage, and 13th in slugging.
    • Alonso has picked up at least one hit in seven games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .250 with a double, two home runs, three walks and four RBI.
    • Francisco Lindor has 21 doubles, four triples, 23 home runs and 58 walks while batting .268.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Lindor’s batting average ranks him 48th, his on-base percentage 41st, and his slugging percentage 55th.
    • Brandon Nimmo has collected 137 base hits, an OBP of .355 and a slugging percentage of .422 this season.
    • Jeff McNeil leads the Mets with an OPS of .823. He has a slash line of .323/.373/.450 this season.
    • McNeil heads into this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .421 with two walks and three RBI.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs’ 144 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cubs rank 17th in MLB with a .241 team batting average.
    • The Cubs have an OBP of .312 this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
    • The Cubs rank 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.1 home runs per game in their 70 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .386 in 70 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .232 with 8.0 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has a .457 slugging percentage, which leads the Cubs.
    • Happ ranks 40th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage among all qualified batters in the majors.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .291 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Hoerner’s batting average ranks 20th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 53rd, and he is 75th in slugging.
    • Suzuki is batting .263 with 22 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 37 walks.
    • Patrick Wisdom is hitting .212 with 25 doubles, 22 home runs and 51 walks.

    Mets vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Peterson Smyly
    18 GS 20
    7-4 W-L 6-8
    3.47 ERA 3.57
    98.2 IP 98.1
    43 BB 25
    117 SO 84

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