Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom vs. Alex Wood
The New York Mets visit Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable starters are Jacob deGrom for the Mets and Alex Wood for the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -120 and Los Angeles at +110. The over/under was set at 7. The Mets have a 16-13-1 over/under record and a 14-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 13-18-0 against the run line and have a 10-18-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Mets head into this matchup with a 19-11 record, including 10-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.99 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 16 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he has given up 23 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 106 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.35 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.79. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 257 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 69 batters and struck out 278. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 2.59.
As a team, New York is batting .245, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Mets hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this game hitting .306 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 33 hits this season along with 10 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 6 times. Michael Conforto is hitting .291 and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 30 hits so far while scoring 17 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 28 times. The Mets have 246 hits, including 52 doubles and 47 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 4 times. New York has walked 109 times this season and they've struck out 246 times as a unit. They've left 216 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 133 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 5-8 home record and a 16-15 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.18, Alex Wood has a 1-3 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 33 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 37 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 75 times and walking 34 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 base knocks and 111 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 260. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.97 hits per contest. Adrian Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 32 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Yasiel Puig is hitting .243 and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 27 hits so far while he's scored 13 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 26 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 255 base hits, including 55 doubles and 23 homers. They have 7 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 109 times this year and they have struck out 251 times. They've had 224 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They score 4.29 runs per game and have totaled 133 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 16-13-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 14-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 10-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 13-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Joshua Edgin Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Los Angeles Dodgers
05/03/16 P Josh Ravin Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 15-day DL (4/23)
04/11/16 LF Scott Van Slyke Back 15-day DL (4/10)
04/05/16 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow 60-day DL (2/19)
04/05/16 P Frankie Montas Ribs 60-day DL (2/20)
04/04/16 P Michael Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 3B Alex Guerrero Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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