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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Mets vs. Cubs on Tuesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Tuesday’s matchup between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs.

Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets in action against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 10, 2021 in New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 3-0. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The New York Mets and Chicago Cubs will begin a three-game set at Wrigley Field at 7:40 p.m. ET Tuesday. The Cubs are coming into this game coming off a series loss to the Atlanta Braves this past weekend. As for the Mets, they took two out of three games from the Colorado Rockies in the midst of their seven-game road trip.

On Tuesday night, the Mets will have Taijuan Walker on the mound, while the Cubs will start Jake Arrieta. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbookcentered around the game here.

Mets vs. Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET, ESPN

Moneyline pick: Cubs +112

The run line for Tuesday night’s nationally televised contest is set at -1.5, with the Mets favored on the road. New York is also favored on the moneyline at -130. The Mets have been one of the hottest teams in the league, winning four out of their last five games. Three out of the four wins have came in doubleheader games (seven innings). They also averaged 3.4 runs per game and defeated teams by an average of 4.5 runs in those four wins.

As for the Cubs, they have lost three out of their last five games. In their losses, they only managed to score two runs per game. Chicago’s offense has struggled this season, hitting .192/.285/.379. But the Cubs could get back on track against Walker. In his only start against Chicago, Walker has a record of 1-0 and ERA of 7.20. He allowed two home runs, three walks, four earned runs, and only struck two in 5.0 IP. Arrieta has fared better against the Mets over his career, with a record of 6-5 and 3.09 ERA in 16 starts.

Player Prop: TBD strikeout props have not been posted yet for neither team.

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