Dodgers at Mets - 10/12/15 NLDS Game Three Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (92-71) at New York Mets (91-72)
MLB Baseball: Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:37 pm (Citi Field)
Br Anderson (10-9) (3.74) vs. M Harvey (13-8) (2.85)
The Line: New York Mets / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets play game three of the NLDS Monday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers tied the series up with a game two victory but need a win to regain homefield. The Dodgers pitching staff has led the way in this series, allowing a combined five runs in two games and three or less runs in six straight games overall. The Dodgers have struck out 25 batters in this series and have given up three homers. Offensively, Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with four hits, Adrian Gonzalez has three RBI and Andre Ethier has walked twice. The Dodgers have lost seven of their last 11 road games. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he’s 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Mets.
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The New York Mets can take a commanding 2-1 series lead with a victory here. The Mets have allowed six runs in two games and have struck out 25 batters. The Mets have allowed three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. Offensively, Curtis Granderson leads New York with four hits, David Wright has two RBI and Daniel Murphy has a homerun. The Mets now have to figure out what to do without second baseman Ruben Tejada who is out with a broken leg. The Mets have lost six of their last eight home games. Matt Harvey takes the hill, and he’s 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA and 188 strikeouts this season. Harvey is 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
Harvey has a career ERA of 2.05 at home and the Mets are going to be highly motivated to bounce back after the nonsense that Chase Utley did in game two. I think that extra boost for New York, the home crowd and the fact the Dark Knight is on the hill will help get the Mets over the hump in this one.
Anderson just isn’t anything special to consider backing the road team here.