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    The Chicago Cubs (20-26) will look to Christopher Morel, who is riding a four-game home run streak, when they take on the New York Mets (25-23). The Mets are moneyline favorites (-115) for this matchup against the Cubs (-105), which begins at 7:40 PM ET on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. New York’s Kodai Senga gets the start against Chicago’s Drew Smyly.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Mets vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Mets vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Mets -115 9

    How Do I Watch the Mets vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Mets Stats & Trends

    Mets Batting

    • The Mets rank 14th in baseball with 54 total home runs.
    • New York has the 16th-ranked batting average in the majors (.244).
    • The Mets rank 11th in MLB with a .325 on-base percentage.
    • New York strikes out 7.5 times per game to rank third in the majors.
    • The Mets have hit 27 home runs on the road this season (1.0 per game).
    • New York is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .379 on the road.
    • The club is batting .245 with 225 hits (8.3 per game) on the road this season.

    Mets Key Batters

    • Pete Alonso leads New York in total hits (41) this season while batting .228 with 20 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .322 and a slugging percentage of .528.
    • Among qualifying batters in baseball, he ranks 133rd in batting average, 102nd in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging.
    • Francisco Lindor is hitting .235 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks. He’s slugging .428 with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • His batting average is 119th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 121st, and his slugging percentage 78th.
    • Brandon Nimmo is slashing .291/.374/.418 this season and leads the Mets with an OPS of .792.
    • Nimmo takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .174 with a home run, a walk and an RBI.
    • Jeff McNeil is batting .289 with a .369 OBP and 16 RBI for New York this season.
    • McNeil has hit safely in eight games in a row. In his last 10 games he is batting .359 with two walks and four RBI.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 10th in Major League Baseball with 58 home runs.
    • Chicago’s .262 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking sixth in MLB.
    • The Cubs have an OBP of .338 this season, which ranks third in MLB.
    • Chicago ranks 22nd in strikeouts per game (9.1) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 22 home contests this season.
    • Chicago is slugging .413 in 22 home games this season.
    • In 22 home games this season, they have a batting average of .259 while averaging 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has a .396 slugging percentage, which leads the Cubs. He’s batting .299 with an on-base percentage of .345.
    • Including all the qualified players in the majors, his batting average is 19th, his on-base percentage ranks 59th, and he is 108th in slugging.
    • Dansby Swanson has 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 29 walks while hitting .267. He’s slugging .409 with an on-base percentage of .374.
    • Including all qualifying players, he is 64th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging percentage.
    • Ian Happ has an on-base percentage of .407, a team-best for the Cubs.
    • Patrick Wisdom paces his team with 31 hits.

    Mets vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Kodai Senga (NYM) Pitcher Drew Smyly (CHC)
    4 – 2 W/L 4 – 1
    43 IP 50.1
    3.77 ERA 2.86
    1.442 WHIP 0.934
    11.5 K/9 8.2
    5.4 BB/9 1.8

    Mets vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Mets: Tomás Nido: 10 Day IL (Eye), Jimmy Yacabonis: 15 Day IL (Quadricep), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Omar Narváez: 60 Day IL (Calf), Tim Locastro: 60 Day IL (Back), Stephen Ridings: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib)
    • Cubs: Cody Bellinger: 10 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Right meniscus), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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