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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets - 5/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Monday May 27, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA
The Line
Los Angeles Dodgers -165 / New York Mets +145
TV Channel
ESPN, SNY
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The New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet in game one of a four game set in MLB action from Dodger Stadium on Monday night.

The New York Mets will look to build some steam after winning their series with the Tigers following a 4-3 win in the series finale on Sunday. Adeiny Hechavarria had a home run and three RBIs while Todd Frazier added an RBI to cap off New York’s scoring as a team in the loss. Dominic Smith went 2 for 3 with a double while Zack Wheeler had two hits and Carlos Gomez and Wilson Ramos each had a base knock to round out the Mets’ offense as a team in the win. Wheeler got the win to improve to 4-3 on the year after allowing three runs on five hits while striking out eight over 7.1 innings of work. Edwin Diaz closed out the 9th with a trio of strikeouts for his 13th save of the season. Jacob DeGrom will start game one and is 3-5 with a 3.72 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 0-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 50 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to stay hot after a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, taking the finale by a final score of 11-7 on Sunday. Matt Beaty went 2 for 6 with four RBIs while Joc Pederson and Corey Seager each had a home run and two RBIs while Enrique Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Alex Verdugo each had RBIs as well in the win. Justin Turner went a perfect 5 for 5 at the plate while Cody Bellinger had a double to cap off the Dodgers’ offense as a team in the win. Kenta Maeda got the win to improve to 6-2 on the year after allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four over five innings of work. Clayton Kershaw will start game one and is 4-0 with a 3.33 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season. In his career, Kershaw is

New York is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall and 2-6 in DeGrom’s last 8 starts while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 80-25 in Kershaw’s last 105 starts and 19-7 in their last 26 games overall while the over in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter. Los Angeles is 13-2 in Kershaw’s last 15 starts against the Mets.

Plus money like this with DeGrom is tempting because it’s something that you don’t see very often. However, while both teams have been hot lately, DeGrom has had no luck in his career against the Dodgers and to be honest, DeGrom hasn’t looked like the normal ace we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the years. Kershaw still hasn’t looked like shutdown Kershaw we’ve gotten used to either, but he’s been solid for the most part and the Dodgers have won all seven of his starts this season. Add in the Dodgers dominance of the Mets with Kershaw on the mound and I’ll side with the Dodgers to continue that trend so I’ll lay the juice with L.A. in this spot.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -165

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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