Matt Harvey MetsNew York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs Friday Free MLB Pick: There’s nothing quite like afternoon baseball at Wrigley Field, and we have some more of it on tap on Friday afternoon between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets. One of the men that has been amongst the worst pitchers in the National League will take on one of the men that has been one of the best pitchers in the National League in this one, yet the Cubs are only the +125 underdogs to pick up a ‘W’ on the MLB odds. This is an early afternoon game at 2:20 p.m. ET, so don’t miss out on the action here at TCSP to kick off your weekend in style.

Mets vs. Cubs Game Time: 2:20 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Cubs Live TV Coverage: WGN, SNY
MLB Odds: Mets -142 / Cubs +132 (Total: Off)

There aren’t many pitchers like Matt Harvey in the bigs. Harvey has been out of this world this year, posting a 1.44 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP. The team is 6-2 in his starts, and he has a 4-0 record to show for it. Meanwhile, Edwin Jackson has led the Cubs to just two wins in his eight outings, and he has an ERA that “dropped” to 6.02 over the course of his last two outings. One would think that this is an easy win for the Mets, right? Perhaps not so fast. The Cubs have quietly won four of their last five and six of their last nine, and they have won back to back series here at Wrigley Field. The Mets meanwhile, only just snapped a six-game losing streak yesterday afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. We just don’t see how New York should really be favored by this big of a margin in this game, and we think that the Cubs are going to take advantage of this one and find a way to become the first team to hand Harvey a loss on the campaign.

Mets vs. Cubs Free Pick for May 17th: Take the Chicago Cubs +132


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