Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/23/14
New York Mets (60-68) at Los Angeles Dodgers (72-57)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Jacob deGrom (R) (6-5) (2.871) vs. Zack Greinke (R) (12-8) (2.746)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -170 / New York Mets +160 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers hope to pick up ground in the standings with another win over the New York Mets.
The road to .500 seems to be getting further and further away for the New York Mets after Friday's 6-2 defeat to the Dodgers. Jon Niese was victimized by poor fielding with three of the five runs that were plated over 6.2 innings being unearned. That was game over with the offense producing six hits and a single base on balls. Curtis Granderson clubbed his 16th long ball with Lucas Duda connecting on a sac fly. The Mets send Jacob deGrom to the hill in the second game of their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. deGrom is coming off of shoulder problems as he faces the Dodgers for the second time in 2014.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers sit atop the National League West but they haven't been setting the world on fire. Hopefully things are turning around after a series opening win over the Mets gave the Guys in Blue wins in three of four. Starter Dan Haren came through big time with a single run scored on a solo jack over seven very strong innings. The offense totaled six hits and walked five times with Matt Kemp smacking a two run double while Erisbel Arruebarrena singled and walked and scored twice. Zack Greinke toes the rubber versus the New York Mets on Saturday night. Greinke had his start pushed back after suffering through some arm issues as he squares off with the Mets for the second time.
One thing I know about the Mets is everytime I back them they manage to screw something up. The Dodgers are the better team but with both pitchers possibly less then 100% I don't want any part of this...