It’s winner-take-all baseball tonight in Game 5 of the NLDS between the Mets and Dodgers from Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Mets send Game 1 winner Jacob deGrom to the mound with hopes of a repeat performance of the series opener. deGrom pitched one of the best games in Mets postseason history, registering 13 strikeouts and allowing no runs over seven innings.
- The Mets are 1-4 SU in their last five road games.
- The Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home.
- Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey are expected to be available out of the bullpen for the Mets.
Taking the hill for the Dodgers is Game 2’s winner, Zack Greinke. The Cy Young candidate allowed two runs in seven innings pitched while striking out eight in the home start. Greinke has pitched once in an elimination scenario when he defeated the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS in 2013.
deGrom and Greinke combined for a 2.07 ERA this season which is the third lowest among qualifying starters who face-off in a decisive playoff game.
Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez had a rough night against deGrom in Game 1, striking out three times. He does, however, have two home runs vs deGrom in eight career at bats.
This is the 27th time in division series history that the series has gone to Game 5. The road team actually has the advantage, going 15-11 in those games. Tonight’s winner moves on to face the Cubs in the NLCS which starts Saturday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had installed the Los Angeles Dodgers as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Mets to win this game 4.8-4.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
94-72 Los Angeles battles the Mets, currently with a 92-74 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.
The Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets odds would favor the Mets if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 15 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while New York is at No. 14.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Mets rank No. 26 at 8.31 hits per game. That compares with the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 27 ranking in that category.
New York brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers’s No. 3-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- NY Mets is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 8 games
- NY Mets is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games on the road
- NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games at home
- LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
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