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Mets vs. Cubs odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Saturday, July 16 best bets from proven model

The New York Mets (56-34) and the Chicago Cubs (34-55) clash in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Chicago is in a massive slump, dropping seven straight games. On the flip side, New York has won three of its last four games, including two straight. Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.91) is scheduled to start for Chicago. Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.63 ERA) gets the nod for New York. 

The first pitch for the early game is set for 2:20 p.m. ET. New York is the -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100) in the latest Mets vs. Cubs odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under for total runs is set at 7.5. Before making any Cubs vs. Mets picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 275-236 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning over $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mets vs. Cubs, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Cubs vs. Mets:

  • Mets vs. Cubs money line: Mets -125, Cubs +105
  • Mets vs. Cubs over-under: 7.5 runs
  • Mets vs. Cubs run line: Mets -1.5 (+135)
  • NYM: The Mets are 24-15 in day games
  • CHI: The Cubs are 15-19 in day games
  • Mets vs. Cubs picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why you should back the Mets

First baseman Pete Alonso is having a monster first half of the season. Alonso owns outstanding power with the ability to consistently produce extra-base hits. The two-time All-Star is tied for fifth in the league in home runs (24) and first in RBIs (74). In his last outing, Alonso blasted a two-run homer.

Right fielder Starling Marte has a nice combination of power, speed and sound athleticism. Marte plays solid defense in the corner outfield spot with an accurate throwing arm. The two-time All-Star also owns a precise awareness of the strike zone. Marte is batting .293 with nine home runs and 41 RBIs. He’s logged a hit in nine of his last 10 games.

Why you should back the Cubs

Shortstop Nico Hoerner is a natural hitter with a great understanding of different pitches. Hoerner has the ability to consistently make contact with the ball and hit for an excellent average. The 25-year-old is 11th in the majors in batting average (.308) with five home runs and 26 RBIs. On July 14, he was 2-for-3 with two singles.

Left fielder Ian Happ is another pure hitter for the Cubs. Happ owns outstanding hands and superb instincts at the plate. The 2022 All-Star offers position flexibility, playing both in the infield and outfield. Happ’s batting average is .280 with nine dingers and 41 RBIs. He will roll into this matchup on a four-game hitting streak.

How to make Cubs vs. Mets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 9.4 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Mets vs. Cubs? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

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