Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/21/2014
Thursday, May 22, 7:10 PM on SNLA, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Los Angeles Dodgers - Greinke, Z (7-1) vs. New York Mets - Niese, J (2-3)
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Zack Greinke will be going for his eighth win of the season when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Jonathon Niese and the New York Mets on Thursday.
Former Cy Young award winner Zack Greinke was able to put together his best start of the season last Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and picked up his seventh win of the season. He pitched eight shutout innings in that outing and gave up just five hits while striking out six and walking two. The right-hander now has a 7-1 record with a 2.02 ERA on the year.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson does have a double, two triples and a home run against Greinke, but he has hit just .179 against him with 10 strikeouts through 39 at-bats. Bobby Abreu is 7-for-31 against him with eight strikeouts.
Jonathon Niese lost for the third time this season when he was beaten by the Washington Nationals last week on the road. He could only make it through four innings in that game and he gave up five runs (three earned) on eight hits while walking two and striking out two. He still has an excellent 2.54 ERA on the season and he's given up just three home runs through 49.2 innings.
Hanley Ramirez has just four hits in 17 at-bats against Niese, while veteran Juan Uribe is hitless in 11 at-bats against him.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 24-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is -0.1
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 18-17-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
New York Mets
05/15/14 C Travis d'Arnaud Concussion 7-day DL (5/13)
05/14/14 P Dillon Gee Side 15-day DL (5/11)
05/13/14 P Gonzalez Germen Virus 15-day DL (5/12)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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