Mets vs. Dodgers - 7/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (53-42) at New York Mets (49-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
C Kershaw (7-6) (2.68) vs. B Colon (9-8) (4.86)
The Line: New York Mets +208 / Los Angeles Dodgers -226 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SportsNet LA, SNY, MLBN
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Howie Kendrick leads LA with 104 hits and 40 RBI while Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson have combined for 101 RBI. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six of their last 10 road games. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 2.68 ERA and 174 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Mets have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Curtis Granderson leads New York with 87 hits and 31 RBI while Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda have combined for 78 RBI. The New York Mets have won six of their last nine home games. Bartolo Colon takes the hill, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.86 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Colon is 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 37-17 in Kershaws last 54 starts. The Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter and 0-5 in Colons last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 7-1 in Kershaws last 8 starts vs. Mets.
Kershaw has been back to being flat out dominant. Impossible to bet against. That's really all there is to it. I'm taking the Dodgers to give my wager more value.