Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Mets vs Dodgers
Major League Baseball betting sees the New York Mets taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday October 12th at Citi Field, New York City, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: NLDS
New York Mets (1-1) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1)
Date: Monday October 12
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Citi Field, New York City, New York
MLB Betting Lines: Los Angeles Dodgers +170, New York Mets -180
MLB Betting Total: 6.5
Probable Pitchers:Dodgers LH Brett Anderson (10-9, 3.69 ERA) vs. Mets RH Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71)
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The Dodgers come in off the most recent win in the series, but have a tremendous mountain to climb as the find themselves without home field advantage anymore.
The Mets handed Clayton Kershaw the loss in Game 1, but couldn’t get to Zack Greinke in Game 2.
Overshadowing everything is the play at 2nd base where Chase Utley slid into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada and broke his leg, which has sparked major controversy with suspensions and tempers flaring.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chase Utley’s ability to break up the double play in Game 2 during the 7th inning marked a key turning point for the Dodgers.
The slide from Utley broke the leg of Mets’ SS Ruben Tejada ultimately ending his 2015 Playoffs. Although Utley deemed the play a hard baseball play, he has been suspended for his role.
At the end of the day, the Dodgers tied things up in this series and will look to steal a game on the road and grab home field advantage back. Things won’t be easy for the Dodgers on the road as they went just 37-44 away from home in the regular season.
LH Brett Anderson will take the rubber in Game 3 for Los Angeles. Anderson finished the regular season 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA.
While this will be Anderson’s first start against the Mets in his career, he’s had plenty of Postseason experience. Anderson pitched in 2012 and 2013 ALDS with Oakland.
New York Mets
The Mets got the job done in terms of what they needed to do. New York stole Game 1, but had themselves set up in a prime position to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
Things got ugly when Tejada went down and the mood immediately changes. The Mets went on to lose Game 2 and lose their starting shortstop.
New York will turn to RH Matt Harvey in this all important Game 3. New York had essentially shut Harvey down due to innings pitched as he returns from Tommy John Surgery. Harvey thought otherwise as he told New York he would be pitching in the Playoffs.
Harvey will be making his postseason debut and with it coming at home, there’s plenty of reason to believe that he can grab a win in his first start.
Harvey was dominant at home in 2015 as he finished 8-3 with an ERA of only 2.23 in 17 home starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Dodgers are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East.
- Dodgers are 23-10 in their last 33 during game 3 of a series.
- Mets are 7-1 in their last 8 Divisional Playoff games.
- Mets are 19-7 in their last 26 vs. National League West.
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Same scenario as the other NLDS game. Yes the pitching matchup heavily favors the home team and that is why the line is what it is. That being said, Los Angeles was one of the best teams in the regular season. They have the experience on their side too, along with the value.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4- New York 2
Brett Anderson uses his Playoff experience to shut down New York and grab a 2-1 lead.
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