The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets will face off in a crucial MLB matchup on Wednesday night. Who will win?
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On Sunday Night Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets will wrap off a three-game series. It’s time to continue our MLB odds series with a prediction and selection for the Dodgers vs. Mets game.
Both of these clubs are playing in a game that is very significant to them. The Mets have lately lost their grip on first place in the National League East to the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves, but they are still just 1.5 games behind. With a victory, the Mets will be one step closer to regaining first place. The Dodgers are in a similar situation, with a somewhat larger disadvantage. In the National League West, the Los Angeles Dodgers are four games behind the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers must continue to win at a high rate to keep up with their opponent and win the division, and they will do so in this game.
The lines for Sunday’s game have been set as follows by the bookies.
MLB Betting Odds: Dodgers vs. Mets
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles, California (-171)
ML (+157) New York Mets
Over seven and a half runs (-117)
less than 7 1/2 runs (-103)
Why the Dodgers Might Be able to Cover The Spread
Throughout the season, the Dodgers have been one of the most loaded teams in baseball, but they got much better at the trade deadline. Los Angeles was able to bring in starting pitcher Max Scherzer, giving them one of the greatest starting rotations in baseball. On Sunday night, Scherzer will make his fourth start for the Dodgers.
Scherzer has pitched very well this season, with a 2.67 ERA and.89 WHIP. Those are Cy Young-type figures. The fact that Scherzer will face one of the weakest offenses in baseball will help him. Among terms of batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, the Mets are in the bottom ten in baseball. It’s easy to envision Scherzer destroying this attack in a hurry.
In this game, the Mets will use starter Carlos Carrasco, which hasn’t gone well in his first four outings this season. The right-hander is still recuperating from a lengthy injury that forced him to miss most of July. Carrasco hasn’t gotten out of the fourth inning yet this season, and the last time he pitched, he was pounded for four runs in the first inning. Carrasco’s cold streak should be able to continue with the Dodgers’ assistance.
Why the Mets Might Be able to Cover The Spread
This season, the Mets have depended nearly entirely on their pitching to win games, and this game is no exception. Carrasco has a difficult job ahead of him, but there’s reason to think he’ll be able to pull it off. Only four Dodgers batters have faced Carrasco, and three of those batters had a hitting average of.167 or worse against him. The right-handed pitcher also has the benefit of pitching on his home field, which nearly always favors the pitcher.
In this game, the Mets’ lineup has a difficult challenge, but it helps that they have plenty of experience hitting against Scherzer. All eight New York starters have faced Scherzer numerous times, and four of them have a batting average of.250 or above against him. In baseball, familiarity is frequently ignored, but it may provide the Mets the edge they need to land a Cy Young Award winner.
Final Dodgers-Mets Prediction & Pick
This is an obvious choice. The Dodgers have an elite pitcher on the field against one of the weakest offenses in the league, and they’re up against a pitcher who hasn’t had a decent performance all season. Los Angeles is the obvious choice, since the Dodgers are expected to sweep the series.
FINAL PICK: Los Angeles Dodgers, Major League Baseball (-171)
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