The New York Mets will host the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field for the start of a 4 game series.
The Mets are on a 32-25 record and 17-6 at home. However, David Peterson will get the ball tonight and he has not been great in recent games. He comes into this match with a 1-5 record and a dismal 6.32 ERA. New York is 17th in the league with a .235 batting average, 27th, averaging 3.8 runs per game, and has only hit 58 home runs as a team which is the third-lowest total in MLB this season.
The Cubs are on a 5 game winning streak and they come here on a 38-27 record. They score 4.7 runs per game and has hit 88 HR so far this season. Jake Arrieta will take the mound for the Cubs. He has a 5-6 record and a 4.97 ERA. However, against the Mets he is 7-5 and 3.03 ERA in 17 career starts.
Both these teams are playing good at the moment, but the Cubs have an edge in the pitching tonight. Arrieta is in good form and has done well recently. Peterson comes of a 27.0 ERA in his last 2 starts! We like to Cubs for this one.