New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (78-32) at New York Mets (49-59)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Citi Field)
H Ryu (3-6) (3.83) vs. Steven Matz (2-4) (5.50)
The Line: New York Mets +157 / Los Angeles Dodgers -167 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets meet Sunday in MLB action at Citi Field on ESPN.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 13 runs in this series and five or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven’t lost a game when scoring more than three runs since June 15. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 116 hits and 55 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 205 hits and 97 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Mets have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in their last six games. The New York Mets have lost nine of their last 13 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Jay Bruce leads the Mets with 104 hits and 75 RBI while Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 175 hits and 90 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 5.50 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Matz is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 22-7 in their last 29 road games, 43-8 in their last 51 overall and 5-1 in Ryus last 6 starts. The Mets are 7-20 in their last 27 during game 3 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 1-5 in Matzs last 6 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York, 8-0 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Matz has allowed three or more earned runs in his last five starts and has an ERA over nine at home. Ryu has allowed just two earned runs in his last 12 innings and has allowed two or less earned runs in eight of his last 10 starts overall. Not to mention the Dodgers can't seem to lose if they wanted to, as the wins are piling up at an insane clip. Have to keep backing the Dodgers until they give us a reason not to.