Mets vs. Cubs MLB Game Preview (6/21/24): Odds, Starting Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 21, 2024
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Mets vs. Cubs

The New York Mets are scheduled to play the Chicago Cubs on June 21, at 12:20 PM at Wrigley Field, Chicago. The game, to be aired on MARQ, features the Mets with a money line of +123 against the Cubs at -145. Weather forecast predicts few clouds with a high of 75°F. This National League matchup pits the East Division Mets against the Central Division Cubs.

Mets vs. Cubs Pregame Odds 6/21/24

The upcoming MLB game between the Mets and the Cubs showcases tight competition with Ohio sportsbooks favoring the Cubs at home across the moneyline. The run line is consistently set at -1.5 for the Cubs, indicating their slight edge. Over/Under values vary slightly but hover around 8.0 to 8.5, suggesting expectations for a moderate scoring game. Here’s a breakdown of the odds:

  • Bet365: Cubs -142, Mets +120, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Cubs -145, Mets +120, over/under 8
  • Caesars: Cubs -145, Mets +122, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Cubs -141, Mets +122, over/under 85

Odds are subject to change for Mets vs. Cubs

Mets vs. Cubs projected starting lineups

Mets starting lineup

  1. SS Francisco Lindor (S)
  2. 1B Pete Alonso (R)
  3. LF Brandon Nimmo (L)
  4. DH J.D. Martinez (R)
  5. RF Starling Marte (R)
  6. 3B Mark Vientos (R)
  7. CF Harrison Bader (R)
  8. 2B Jose Iglesias (R)
  9. C Francisco Alvarez (R)

Cubs starting lineup

  1. 2B Nico Hoerner (R)
  2. RF Seiya Suzuki (R)
  3. CF Cody Bellinger (L)
  4. DH Christopher Morel (R)
  5. 1B Patrick Wisdom (R)
  6. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  7. LF Ian Happ (S)
  8. 3B David Bote (R)
  9. C Miguel Amaya (R)

Mets vs. Cubs probable starters today

Starters W-L ERA WHIP K% BB%
(NYM) Jose Quintana (L) 2-5 4.98 1.37 15.7 7.9
(CHC) Shota Imanaga (L) 7-1 1.90 0.99 25.5 3.6

Mets vs. Cubs injuries


  • Brooks Raley (RP) – Out for 2024 season, elbow surgery.
  • Kodai Senga (SP) – Out, shoulder strain, expected return late July.
  • Shintaro Fujinami (RP) – Out, shoulder strain, expected return in July.
  • Ronny Mauricio (SS) – Out, ACL tear, expected return in September.


  • Yency Almonte (RP) – Out, shoulder strain, expected return in June.
  • Mike Tauchman (RF) – Out, groin tightness, on 10-day injured list.
  • Adbert Alzolay (RP) – Out, forearm strain, on 60-day injured list.
  • Julian Merryweather (RP) – Out, rib stress fracture, expected return in July.

Mets Team Stats and Standings

The New York Mets, with a season record of 35-38, are positioned 4th in the NL East Division. Their recent gameplay shows a mixed performance with a notable 8 wins in the last 10 games, despite a loss in their latest match against the Rangers. This momentum could be crucial for the upcoming Mets vs. Cubs faceoff.

  • Runs per game: 4.6
  • Team average: .246
  • Team home runs: 83
  • Team Stolen bases: 52
  • Team ERA: 4.13
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 636

Cubs Team Stats and Standings

The Chicago Cubs are closely trailing with a record of 36-39, ranking 4th in the NL Central Division. Their performance in the last 10 games has been average with 5 wins. However, their recent victories against the Giants could provide a positive outlook for their upcoming game against the Mets.

  • Runs per game: 4.2
  • Team average: .230
  • Team home runs: 73
  • Team Stolen bases: 66
  • Team ERA: 3.87
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 662

Player Stats for Mets vs. Cubs

For MLB bettors and fans gearing up for the Mets vs. Cubs game, key players to watch include Pete Alonso from the Mets, leading in home runs and RBIs, and Michael Busch from the Cubs, leading in batting average. Recent news highlights Kodai Senga from the Mets, expected to return to the rotation in the second half of the season after a successful bullpen session, bolstering the Mets’ pitching lineup.

Mets Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are standout performers for the Mets. Alonso’s power at the plate is complemented by Marte’s speed on the bases, making them critical to the Mets’ offensive strategy.

  • AVG Leader: Starling Marte .279
  • HR Leader: Pete Alonso 16
  • RBI Leader: Pete Alonso 42
  • Runs Leader: Francisco Lindor 46
  • SB Leader: Starling Marte 12

Cubs Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

Michael Busch and Christopher Morel are pivotal for the Cubs, with Busch leading in batting average and Morel in home runs and RBIs. Their performance will be crucial in the matchup against the Mets.

  • AVG Leader: Michael Busch .266
  • HR Leader: Christopher Morel 13
  • RBI Leader: Christopher Morel 41
  • Runs Leader: Mike Tauchman 38
  • SB Leader: Pete Crow-Armstrong 13
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