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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets - 9/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (62-76) at Los Angeles Dodgers (76-63)
Date & Time Wednesday September 5, 2018, 7:35 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -164 / New York Mets +154 --- Over/Under: 7.5
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MLB | New York Mets (62-76) at Los Angeles Dodgers (76-63)
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The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The New York Mets look for a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Mets have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The New York Mets have won six of their last nine games when scoring at least one run. Amed Rosario leads the Mets with 117 hits and 43 RBI while Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores have combined for 203 hits and 105 RBI. Zack Wheeler gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. Wheeler is 0-2 with a 11.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine straight games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 126 hits and 63 RBI while Chris Taylor and Matt Kemp have combined for 236 hits and 128 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.24 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Ryu is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 8-2 in Wheelers last 10 starts. The Dodgers are 22-6 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Ryus last 6 home starts and 4-1 in Ryus last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 3-14 in the last 17 meetings and the Dodgers are 5-0 in Ryus last 5 starts vs. Mets.

Both of these pitchers have been really, really good, as Wheeler has allowed 10 hits and one run in his last 14 innings, while Ryu has given up no more than three runs in all 10 starts and is giving up a .198 batting average in 52.1 innings. The difference between these teams is that the Dodgers have caught fire over the last two weeks and can taste a playoff spot in the NL West. The Mets have checked out months ago and you can't trust the offense despite what they've shown recently. This is actually an OK price given what the two teams are playing for down the home stretch. I'll keep riding the hot hand and back the Dodgers at home.

Los Angeles Dodgers -164

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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