Fans love to look ahead at the schedule and start penciling in wins and losses that they believe their team will record in the coming days and weeks. Very seldom are these MLB betting predictions correct, though, as there are simply too many variables that dictate the winners and losers of any given game. Baseball is a sport where teams tend to get hot or cold for long stretches at a time. Good teams find a way to have more winning streaks than losing ones, which is why the Dodgers and Mets are doing so well this season. These two teams will meet in New York for a 4-game series that begins on Thursday.
A Sneak Peak at theLA Dodgers at NY Mets MLB Runline and Game Prediction & TV InfoDate/Time: Thursday, July 23, 7:10 PMVenue: Citi Field, Flushing, New YorkTV: SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish, MLBNRadio: KTNQ 1020, 570 LA SportsOpening MLB Odds: TBAThe unpredictable nature of baseball has been highlighted perfectly by the LA Dodgers (53-42) through their first few games of the second half. They may have been expected to have a tough time against the Washington Nationals, yet they won 2 of 3. The Dodgers would have been expected to blow through Atlanta, but they have already lost the first 2 games of that series. That said, all of those games have been played on the road, where the Dodgers have proven to be very fragile, posting a less than stellar 20-25 record. Things are not going to get any easier in New York, but there is a glimmer of hope to be found, as Kershaw and Greinke will be the starting pitchers of record in the first 2 games of that series. Clayton Kershaw (7-6, 2.68 ERA) will be the man who gets the ball on Thursday night as he goes in search of his third straight win.The Mets (49-45) had a very good first half, and now find themselves just 2 games off the pace in the NL East. The schedule maker was not particularly kind to them, as they had to start their second half with series against the Cardinals, Nationals, and Dodgers, a trio of teams who are leading their respective divisions. The Mets lost 2 of 3 to the Cards, but have managed to split the first two games of the Nationals, with the rubber match in that one going on as we speak. Those games all came on the road, though, and the Mets will love the fact that they will be facing a fragile road team in the comfort of their own ballpark. The issue with the Mets so far this year is the ability to generate runs, as they have scored 3 or less in 54 games this season, losing 40 of those types of games. That is not a good sign against the might of the Dodgers pitching staff. Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.86 ERA) will take to the mound for the Mets on Thursday, having gone 0-4 in his last 5 starts.
MLB Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets’ last 10 games
- LA Dodgers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Dodgers’ last 18 games on the road