Los Angeles At New York MLB Betting Odds & TV Info
With the MLB season clocking in at a mammoth 162 games, every team in the league is going to have their share of ups and downs through the course of the year. It tends to be the teams who limit the number of losing streaks who end up in the postseason, or at least challenging for a playoff spot all the way down to the wire. This weekend sees a match-up between a pair of team who are very much heading in opposite directions right now, and it has to be said that the plight of one of those teams is coming as a bit of a surprise.
The New York Mets have been perennial challengers in the NL East for several years now, and have arguably one of the best pitching staffs in the league. They are having issues on the field and off in the early part of the year, and it shows in their results. The LA Angels are off to an inconsistent start, but will be looking to keep their positive winning run going when they head to the Big Apple on Friday.
A Closer Look At The Angels At Mets MLB Betting Odds & TV Info
When: Friday, May 19 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Citi Field, New York
Starting Pitchers: Ricky Nolasco Vs Jacob deGrom
TV: NBCSN, FS-W, SNY
Radio: KLAA 830, ESPN Deportes, 710 WOR
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: New York Mets Moneyline -160
Why bet on the LA Angels
The LA Angels (22-21) have done well to get themselves back up over the .500 mark, especially when you consider that they went through a stretch in April where they only had 1 win in 10 games. They are currently on a 4-game win streak after sweeping the Chicago White Sox, and have been piling up the runs of late. No real surprise that Mike Trout is leading the way, hitting .341 and 13 HR’s. The problem for the Angels is that they are in a division being dominated by the Houston Astros, with LA now 8 games back of the leaders. They are going to need to improve on their 7-13 road record if they hope to make up some ground this weekend. Ricky Nolasco (2-2, 4.34 ERA) will start for the Angels.
Why bet on the New York Mets
The Mets (16-23) are a team in total disarray right now, and their season is starting to unravel quickly. Yes, they have had more than their fair share of injuries to deal with in the early part of the year, but they also have locker room issues, with the Matt Harvey situation being the one that immediately springs to mind. All the distractions have spilled over onto the field, where the Mets have now lost 7-straight games. They have been swept in their last two series, and are now going up against an Angels team that is suddenly hot. Jacob deGrom (2-1, 4.07 ERA) will start on Friday for the Mets.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The situation looks bleak in New York right now, and until some big changes are made, it is likely to stay that way. I think the slide will get worse long before it gets better.