Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Kershaw (16-7) vs. Steven Matz (4-0)
The New York Mets welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Citi Field on Tuesday. The Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw to the mound to face Steven Matz of the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -140 and New York at +125. The over/under was set at 7. The Dodgers, with a 74-90 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 79-80 over/under record. The Mets are 84-79 against the run line and have a 85-73 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Dodgers head into this matchup with a 93-71 record, including 37-44 on the road. Clayton Kershaw has a 16-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.13 and a 0.88 WHIP. He's pitched 232.2 innings thus far while surrendering 163 hits over that time and when he starts, the Dodgers are 18-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-13. His teammates are averaging 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 446 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.91. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 517 times and walking 150 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94.
Los Angeles ranks 27th in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .242 on the road. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.22 hits per game and Adrian Gonzalez leads the team with 159.
With a 49-32 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 91-73 overall mark. Steven Matz has a record of 4-0 while sporting an earned run average of 2.27 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 35.2 innings thus far while surrendering 34 hits over that time in which the Mets are 5-1. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-3. His teammates score an average of 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 398 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .230 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 446 times and walking 170 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.28 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .244 average while hitting .233 at home. The Mets on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 154.
In terms of team defense, the Dodgers have a fielding percentage of .988 with 75 total errors, 1,727 assists and 4,337 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 88 errors, accumulating 1,599 assists and compiling 4,388 put outs.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 79-80 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 74-90 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 85-73 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 84-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
10/12/15 2B Chase Utley Suspension is upgraded to probable Monday vs. New York Mets
09/15/15 2B Jose Peraza Hamstring out indefinitely
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
New York Mets
10/11/15 3B Ruben Tejada Knee out for season
10/02/15 P Steven Matz Back out indefinitely
09/26/15 3B Juan Uribe Chest out indefinitely
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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