New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Sunday for game three of their series at Citi Field. The Mets are -140 favorites over the Dodgers with an over/under run total set at 8.
The New York Mets are in danger of getting swept at home and falling out of the post season race in the National League as they lost again to the Dodgers in their game on Saturday. Ronny Cedeno hit a home run, Scott Hairston had two hits, and Jason Bay had a hit as the Mets scored five runs on 10 hits. On the mound Miguel Batista allowed five hits and four earned runs while lasting just three innings to drop to 1-3 on the season and R.A. Dickey made a relief appearance allowing a two run home run that gave the Dodgers some breathing room. For Sunday’s game New York looks to salvage a win as they start Jon Niese who had a no decision in his last outing despite allowing just three hits and a run over seven innings. For the season Niese has allowed 98 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 99 over 110.2 innings of work for a 3.58 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are back at full strength and have won their last three games in a row including Saturday. Juan Uribe had two hits including a home run and Matt Kemp and James Loney had two hits each as the Dodgers scored eight runs on 11 hits in all. Starting pitcher Chris Capuano allowed eight hits and three earned runs while striking out nine over seven innings to run his record to 10-5 and Kenley Jansen earned his 18th save. For Sundays game Los Angeles starts Nathan Eovaldi who may be the odd man out if the Dodgers are able to acquire the starting pitcher they are looking for. For the season Eovaldi has allowed 56 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 27 over 52 innings of work for a 4.33 ERA.
New York is 1-8 in their last nine games overall, 0-7 in their last seven games against a right handed starter, and 2-7 in Niese’s last nine starts against a team with a winning record. Los Angeles is 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog, 9-19 in their last 28 games overall, and 1-8 in Eovaldi’s last nine starts. LA is 3-5 in their last eight games in New York.
The Dodgers are clearly the better team but Eovaldi isn’t bettable especially on the road even at this price.
New York Mets -140 Los Angeles Dodgers