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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets - 9/4/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Mets (62-75) at Los Angeles Dodgers (75-63)
Date & Time Tuesday September 4, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -222 / New York Mets +205 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
SNY, SNLA
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MLB | New York Mets (62-75) at Los Angeles Dodgers (75-63)
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The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The New York Mets look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Mets have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The New York Mets have won six of their last eight games when scoring at least one run. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 115 hits and 43 RBI while Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores have combined for 201 hits and 103 RBI. Jason Vargas gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 6.56 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win here after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Dodgers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight straight games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 126 hits and 63 RBI while Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have combined for 233 hits and 128 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 6-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Hill is 1-2 with a 7.83 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 10-27 in their last 37 during game 2 of a series, 10-27 in their last 37 Tuesday games and 0-6 in Vargas' last 6 Tuesday starts. The Dodgers are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 4-11 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Hills last 7 Tuesday starts. The Mets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 13-32 in the last 45 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

Vargas has been really good recently, allowing two or less runs in his last four starts, but he does get hit hard with an allowed batting average over .300 on the season. Hill has given up eight hits and three runs in his last 11 innings and has had a great deal of success against the NL East. The Dodgers need these games, and I'm not sure how long this recent winning stretch for the Mets will last with them still not being able to score.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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