New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (54-42) at New York Mets (49-46)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Z Greinke (9-2) (1.30) vs. J Niese (5-8) (3.36)
The Line: New York Mets +159 / Los Angeles Dodgers -169 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their series with the New York Mets at Citi Field on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to hold off red hot San Francisco in the National League West so losing steaks of any length are a bad thing. The Dodgers made sure the Giants were not picking up ground with a 3-0 win at Citi Field on Thursday for back to back victories. Clayton Kershaw was dominant with a complete game three hitter while striking out eleven. The offense logged eight hits and walked once with Jimmy Rollins cracking a solo homer while Alberto Jose Callaspo and Yasiel Puig drove in runs. Zack Greinke takes the ball in the second game of the series with the Mets on Friday. Greinke is riding a four game winning streak where he has thrown three shutouts to lower his ERA 1.30.
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The New York Mets are trying to chase down Washington in the National League East but they have stumbled the last week or so. The stumbling continued with Thursday’s defeat that saddled with losses in five of seven. A strong effort from Bartolo Colon went for naught as the veteran served up a solo homer through eight innings before Sean Gillmartin gave up two in the 9th without recording an out. The New York attack consisted of three singles as they never mounted a threat against Kershaw. Left hander Jon Niese toes the rubber against the Dodgers for the first meeting in 2015. Niese has hit his stride with quality starts in eight consecutive contests to lower his ERA to 3.36.
The under is 8-3 in the Mets last 11 home games while New York are 35-16 in their last 51 home games. The over is 7-1-1 in the last 9 meetings in New York and the Dodgers are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in New York. The pitching for the Dodgers is an unknown with Greinke’s wife giving birth. If he pitches I like him…