Mets at Dodgers - 10/10/15 Game Two NLDS Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (90-72) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm (Dodger Stadium)
N Syndergaard (9-7) (3.36) vs. Z Greinke (19-3) (1.70)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -195 / New York Mets +177 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers play game two of the NLDS Saturday night.
The New York Mets look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead heading back to the Big Apple. The Mets relied on a strong pitching performance from Jacob deGrom in their game one win and have now allowed three or less runs in eight of their last nine games. Offensively, Daniel Murphy hit a homerun, while Curtis Granderson and David Wright combined for three hits and two RBI. The formula for the Mets won’t change, as New York is all pitching and will ask the batting lineup to do just enough to scrape by with the victory. Noah Syndergaard gets the ball, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.24 ERA and 166 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s second career game against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers need a victory here in order to have a real shot of winning this series. The Dodgers blew a solid outing from Clayton Kershaw, as the LA batting lineup just couldn’t get going and struck out 13 times. Howie Kendrick and Justin Turner combined for four hits, while Adrian Gonzalez had the team’s only RBI. Still, we know what the Los Angeles Dodgers are capable of doing, and this is a team that’s won five of their last six home games. It’s put up or shut up time for the NL West champions. Zack Greinke takes the hill, and he’s 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA and 200 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
The Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in Syndergaards last 10 starts on grass. The Dodgers are 66-29 in their last 95 home games and 60-27 in Greinkes last 87 starts. The Mets are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings.
We hit on a monster underdog with the Mets in game one. This game, I see going either way, which is why I'm leaving the side alone. Instead, I'm taking the over, as this is a very low line regardless of the pitching matchup. The Dodgers bats can't be as silent as they were on Friday.