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(20-12) New York Mets vs. L.A. Dodgers (17-16)
Date: Thursday May 11, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Clayton Kershaw
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 6.5
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These are two of the better teams in the National League so this is a fun one to watch over the weekend.
Both are good but with flaws and will be looking to make a statement about who the second best team in the National League is at the moment.
The Mets can pitch but when they hit they bring the lumber, it has been surprising.
New York Mets
Never in a million years would I think the Mets would lead the league in homers but right now they are, with Yoenis Cespedes leading the way.
Neil Walker is providing everything Daniel Murphy did and then some making this a fairly prolific, though boom or bust offense. Combine that with the way this team can pitch and they are a threat to the Cubs.
Barolo Colon made the news with a home of late but he is also pitching well.
On a staff full of aces he has the second best ERA among starters and a phenomenal K/BB ratio.
No he does not blow hitters away liek he used to but he is frustratingly effective.
The Mets have been getting great performances from their bullpen too. This team is in really good shape right now.
As this is being written the Dodgers are currently leading the very mediocre NL West – they are the only team over .500. This team profiles similarly to New York except they don’t go yard with any frequency, they are 29th in homers.
That puts a lot of pressure on a group that is not great at manufacturing runs and does not have a lot of elite contact hitters. Yasiel Puig is still more potential than production.
The primary constant of the Dodgers is the brilliance of Clayton Kershaw.
He may not have the lowest ERA on the team but his peripherals are stupid.
In 53 innings he has 64 strikeouts against just 3 walks.
He is essentially walking a guy every other start not even. The bullpen has been mostly very good with Kenley Jansen locking down the 9th inning. The pitching is in good hands.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in NYM last 8 Thu. games.
- NYM are 16-6 in their last 22 overall.
- NYM are 16-6 in their last 22 games on grass.
- Under is 13-3 in LA last 16 home games.
- L.A. are 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass.
- L.A. are 2-7 in their last 9 home games.
Free New York Mets vs L.A. Dodgers MLB Prediction:
Betting against Kershaw is nonsensical unless you just always fade the big favourites as a way of playing the percentages.
If so this is a decent spot with the Mets being a good team and capable of winning a 2-1 ballgame.
I am not saying that is what I would do but I do understand how some might play it that way.
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I won’t recommend the strategy described above, instead I will look for another winner to parlay this one with or perhaps look at the runline with the Dodgers to get some bang for my buck.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4 – New York 1
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