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Southpaw Steven Matz has played a key role in the New York Mets' recent resurgence, throwing 15 straight shutout innings ahead of his scheduled start in Atlanta on Wednesday. “Photo by [D Benjamin Miller] ([Wikipedia]) [CC License].”
  • The Chicago Cubs aim to right the ship on the road as they travel to Philadelphia to battle the struggling Phillies
  • The New York Mets look to continue their march into postseason contention as they open a three-game series with the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves
  • See the prices for all series opening up on August 13

A pair of NL division leaders are looking to pad their respective leads atop the standings against opponents looking to break into the postseason picture starting Tuesday. The Central-leading Chicago Cubs take their 23-35 road record into Philadelphia to play the Phillies, and the New York Mets will look to stay hot against the East-leading Braves in Atlanta.

We have odds for each of these series as well as every other series kicking off on Tuesday.

Chicago Cubs vs Philadelphia Phillies Series Prices

Team Odds at BetOnline
Chicago Cubs -115
Philadelphia Phillies -105

Cubs Look to Reverse Road Woes Against Slumping Phillies

Chicago opened their current 10-game road trip by splitting a four-game weekend set in Cincinnati, avoiding a fourth straight series loss with Sunday’s 6-3 victory over the Reds.

They’re a disappointing 5-9 in their past 14 games away from Wrigley Field, and have failed to claim a series win on the road since taking two of three from Washington in mid-May.

A slumbering offense on the road continues to plague Chicago. Cubs’ hitters have tallied two or fewer runs in five of the team’s past seven away dates. While that has contributed to a steady 7-3-1 run for the UNDER in run totals betting when on the road, the Cubs have a history of running up the score when playing in Philadelphia.

Chicago has scored seven or more runs in four of its past seven dates at Citizens Bank Park, while limiting the Phillies to two or fewer runs on five occasions during that stretch.

Probable Starting Pitchers

Cubs
VS
Phillies

Jose Quintana August 13 Jason Vargas
Cole Hamels August 14 Aaron Nola
Yu Darvish August 15 Drew Smyly

The Phillies return home after dropping a 9-6 decision in San Francisco on Sunday night to close out a seven-game Western swing with just two victories.

Overall, the Phils have failed to post consecutive wins during a 4-8 run that has dumped the club into fourth place in their division, nine games back of first-place Atlanta, and two back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.

Philadelphia maintains a very respectable 34-26 record at home, however, the club has also struggled to rack up steady results at Citizens Bank Park.

During a 7-9 run that has featured just one series victory, shaky performances from the starters have been a major cause for concern as Jason Vargas, Aaron Nola, and Drew Smyly combined to go 0-2 in three starts last week, giving up 11 earned runs over 15.2 innings.

Pick: Cubs (-115)

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Series Prices

Team Odds at BetOnline
New York Mets +135
Atlanta Braves -155

Red-Hot Mets Eye Wild Card Spot Ahead of Visit to Atlanta

The Mets will look to rebound from a 7-4 loss to the Nationals on Sunday afternoon that snapped an eight-game win streak when they travel south on Tuesday to open a three-game series with the division leading Braves.

New York has gone on a miraculous run over the past three weeks, posting wins in 15 of 17 games, and open their series with the Braves just one game back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.

The club has powered their resurgence with steady results on the road, winning 10 of 15 since the All-Star Break, including victories in four of five road series.

The Mets are also getting regular production at the plate, outscoring opponents by a 58-31 margin during their current 8-1 run. The club’s rotation has also been solid, with Tuesday’s starter Zack Wheeler throwing 15.0 innings of shutout baseball over his past two starts, and earning the win in each of his past three outings.

Steven Matz has also been steady, surrendering two or fewer earned runs in seven of eight outings ahead of his scheduled Wednesday start.

Mets vs Braves Probable Starting Pitchers

Mets
VS
Braves

Zack Wheeler August 13 Max Fried
Steven Matz August 14 Dallas Keuchel
Marcus Stroman August 15 Julio Teheran

The Braves return home to face New York after going a middling 4-3 over a seven-game road trip. Atlanta was forced to settle for a disappointing split to the last place Marlins in Miami, but did take two of three from the Minnesota Twins. However, their pitching woes have continued, allowing seven or more runs in four of their past six outings.

Atlanta has been treading water since the All-Star Break, going 12-13 in their past 25. However, the Braves hold the edge against the Mets this season, going 6-4 in 10 meetings, and are 10-6 in their past ten against the Mets at SunTrust Park.

Pick: Mets (+135)

Additional MLB Series Odds

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Seattle Mariners -115
Detroit Tigers -105
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Los Angeles Dodgers -355
Miami Marlins +295
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Minnesota Twins N/A
Milwaukee Brewers N/A
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St. Louis Cardinals N/A
Kansas City Royals N/A
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Oakland Athletics N/A
San Francisco Giants N/A
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