MLB Picks and Parlays: LA Dodgers Looks to Continue Record Run vs New York Mets
The Los Angeles Dodgers came all the way back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday. The win gave them a 43-7 record in their last 50 games which adds up to the best 50-game stretch since the New York Giants did it in 1912.
Each win has them inching closer to history as they are now on track to win 115 games this year which would be the most in the NL since the Cubs won 116 in 1906.
LA didn’t get on the board until the sixth inning, but once they solved Seth Lugo and then Paul Sewald, the long ball just kept on coming. They ended up hitting four homers in a three-inning span to secure the win. Rookie Cody Bellinger hit his 31st to go along with his 73rd RBI of the season.
The loss was the Mets sixth in their last seven games. They’ve allowed five runs or more in six straight games. They also dropped the opener of this series 6-0 on Friday.
The Dodgers are now 17-3 since the All-Star break with a 2.85 ERA, both tops in the league. They’re averaging 4.9 RPG which is third in the NL.
The Mets are 10-12 since the break with a 4.96 ERA which is 13th in the league. They’re averaging 4.82 RPG which is fourth in the NL over that span.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 3.83 ERA) might have a losing record, but he’s been heating up. He made his second start last week against the Giants since coming off the DL and fired seven scoreless innings. He gave up two runs in five innings in his first start back. He’s also lowered his ERA from 4.42 to its current level in his last five starts and the Dodgers have won four of them.
Steven Matz (2-4, 5.50 ERA) has only made ten starts this year and his season has been a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. His ERA after his first five starts stood at 2.12 and he pitched seven innings in all but one of them. Since then he’s averaged just 3.2 innings a start with an ERA of 11.93. He gave up three runs in five innings of a 5-4 loss to the Rockies last time out.
- LA Dodgers is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games
LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- NY Mets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets’s last 12 games
NY Mets is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cash It In: The Dodgers are -151 favorites and the Mets +141 underdogs. The way these teams and these starters are pitching of late, there’s no reason to think the Dodgers won’t be leaving Queens with a sweep. Dodgers 6-2.