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Can the New York Mets bounce back with David Peterson on the mound? Our guy John Hyslop breaks it all down and makes his pick for the New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs matchup.

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick, Odds: Will the Cubs Struggle Against David Peterson?

A lot of people who win both of their plus money bets the day before would talk about it immediately. Like in the first paragraph of their article the next day they would bring it up. Not me though. That's not my style which is why I'm not even going to talk about Cole Ragans and Jordan Montgomery both cashing in on their plus money strikeout numbers last night. There's no need to. We all saw what happened. One reason is because I'm humble, but the other is because I need to find time to find more winners. There's new bets to be made people. We can't just have our heads on yesterday's tickets. What about today? Lucky for us, I did a sweep of the MLB lines and I think the books have made a terrible mistake. It's one they will regret for a long time.

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Mets vs. Cubs Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: September 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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David Peterson Over 6.5 Strikeouts (+116) (Bet $100 to win $116)

This one is at FanDuel but if you can't play there, just go to DraftKings because they have 6.5 (+110). BetMGM still hasn't checked in on this one yet but I'm sure when they do it will be in this range. We can fire away now on FanDuel if we want. On top of that, if you want to dip into the FanDuel Alts, Peterson 8+ (+255) feels like it could be fun. I've never had a bad time cashing a +255 ticket. I'll just throw that out there.

Let's talk about David Peterson a little. The guy is 6'6" tall and weighs 240 pounds. That definitely checks the size box. I wish he had a mullet or even a beer gut to go with this frame but he doesn't. It is what it is. The important part to remember is the lack of a mullet or beer gut hasn't stopped him from fanning guys. The man has 117 strikeouts and he hasn't even thrown 100 innings yet. He's a K-guy.

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The thing with Peterson is he doesn't go deep into games. The guy has only gone six innings once in his last four starts. But here's the thing, in those four starts, he's fanned at least seven guys twice. One of those starts was against the Washington Nationals so that one doesn't even count. He still fanned six that game so it kind of does count. A little. The thing to think about if you're afraid of Peterson not going deep into the game is, he will still throw 90+ pitches unless he's getting rocked. We'll get our strikeout chances.

Peterson's opponent tonight is the Chicago Cubs which is what we want to see. Over the last 15 days, only seven teams have struck out more than Chicago. We're talking 124 strikeouts in 416 at bats which is bad. They've actually played fewer games than all the teams that have struck out more than they have over that 15 day span except one (Athletics). Going through their lineup, they could field a team tonight that has struck out at least 25% of the time over the last two weeks. They legit struck out 16 times yesterday. I think Peterson will feast tonight.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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