Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets NLDS Game One - 10/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (90-72) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm (Dodger Stadium)
J deGrom (14-8) (2.54) vs. C Kershaw (16-7) (2.13)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / New York Mets +185 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets head to the west coast to open the NLDS with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Anyone that follows the National League East knows there were two teams capable of winning the division; New York or Washington and the Nationals were the hands down favorite. However, the second half of the season belonged to the Mets who boasted one of the top rotations in the game. New York was just 19th in the game at 4.12 runs per game but 6th in homers at 187 so it wasn’t surprising to see this offense put up some big numbers although it wasn’t needed. The pitching staff owned a 3.46 ERA so the name of the game for the Mets was controlling the scoreboard. The Mets open the NLDS at Los Angeles with right hander Jacob deGrom on Saturday. DeGrom was New York’s best pitching option with a 14-8 record with a team best 2.54 ERA.
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Coming in to the season the logical choices in the National League West were Los Angeles or San Francisco and the Giants just didn’t have it this year. We could argue that the Dodgers won the division because San Francisco didn’t have a great season but their numbers were eerily similar to the Mets in that the work on the mound was the key to their success. The Offense averaged just 4.12 runs per contest but also could play the power game with 187 bombs so they could score runs in bunches. The Dodgers MO was pitching and the names of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are a deadly one, two punch. Left hander Clayton Kershaw gets the ball in the NLDS opener versus the visiting Mets on Saturday. Kershaw was as effective as usual in 2015 with a 16-7 record and 2.13 ERA.
The over is 24-6 in New York’s last 30 road games while New York are 20-6 in their last 26 road games and the over is 19-7 in their last 26 games following a win. Los Angeles are 6-2 in their last 8 playoff home games and are 17-7 in their last 24 games following a win while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 playoff games. The Dodgers are 8-1 in Kershaw’s last 9 starts versus the Mets and the over is 16-5-2 in the last 23 meetings. Kershaw is awesome but so is deGrom and I can’t play the juice…