Free MLB Pick: Mets vs Dodgers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(60-61) New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (76-46)
Date: Friday, August 20th
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Walker Buehler
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets +220 | Dodgers -260
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
Playoff hopes are slipping away for the Mets, and things don’t get any easier this weekend at Chavez Ravine. New York dropped the series opener 4-1 against the Dodgers in what was likely the Mets best chance to win in this 4-game set.
New York could only manage 1 run on Thursday night even though the Dodgers used a bullpen day. Now Walker Buehler, Max Scherzer, and David Price await in the L.A rotation and it looks like the brooms may be coming out at Dodger Stadium.
New York Mets
The Mets managed just 6 hits on Thursday even though Dave Roberts threw out a rotation that included 7 guys out of the bullpen. The loss was the 6th in the last 7 games for the Mets who have now slipped to 6 games back from the Braves in the NL East with the Phillies to jump as well.
The woes also continued for New York against the Dodgers. L.A came to Citi Field last weekend and left with a three game sweep. That includes a 14-4 Dodgers shellacking on Sunday night baseball and scoring just 1 run against Walker Buehler in his last start.
Buehler is up again in the rotation for the Dodgers, and Pete Alonso is one of the few Mets batters that has had success against him with 2 HR in 8 AB. Jonathan Villar and Dominic Smith are also a combined 5 for 10 (.500) vs. Buehler, but there isn’t much beyond that for NYM batters.
Carlos Carrasco (0-1, 10.32 ERA) probably shouldn’t expect much run support on Friday night, which isn’t good because he’s allowed 10 ER in his last two starts. One of those was last Sunday’s 14-4 loss to L.A in which Carrasco gave up 6 ER (3 HR) over just 2.0 IP.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers rocked Carrasco when they faced him last weekend, Justin Turner, Will Smith, and Max Muncy all went yard after Carrasco as L.A belted out 5 HRs total in that contest.
L.A has now rattled off seven straight victories with Thursday’s win, but it’s been hard gaining on the equally red hot Giants. The Dodgers are 9-1 over their last 10 but San Francisco has gone 8-2 over that span, which has kept L.A’s deficit in the West to 2.5 games.
L.A is a huge favorite with Buehler (12-2, 2.09 ERA) on the hill. The right-hander is the NL Cy Young favorite and has allowed 1 ER or less in five straight starts. Buehler struck out 10 Mets batters over 7.0 IP in a 2-1 win in his last outing.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets are 26-57 last 83 games as a road underdog
- Mets are 1-5 last 6 vs. RH starter
- Mets are 1-6 last 7 overall
- Dodgers are 14-3 last 17 overall
- Dodgers are 65-27 last 92 as a favorite
- Dodgers 20-9 last 29 Friday games
- Dodgers are 4-1 last 5 head to head in Los Angeles
Free New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
It’s hard to see the Mets getting much offense going vs. Buehler on Friday night. New York could only muster a run vs. the Dodgers in a bullpen game on Thursday, and now have to face the NL Cy Young favorite.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Dodgers -1.5
Carrasco struggling the last two only solidifies this play.
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