The New York Mets (54-63) and Los Angeles Dodgers (69-50) will close out a three-game National League series Wednesday at Dodger Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
New York has dropped the first two games of this series, including a 4-2 setback as +114 road underdogs Tuesday, while pushing up against the betting total of 6. The Mets have now dropped eight of their last nine contests at this venue, while backup third baseman Wilmer Flores could be headed to the disabled list after twisting his right knee two days ago. New York is 22-17 versus left-handed pitchers this season, with the OVER going 21-16-2 in that situation.
Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (8-8, 3.82 ERA) has led the club to two consecutive victories, including a 2-1 home win over the Colorado Rockies last time out, as he allowed one run and eight hits over 7.2 innings of work. The right-hander is 4-5 with a 5.43 ERA in 12 road outings, surrendering 14 home runs in 69.2 combined frames. In three career games versus the Dodgers, Gee has compiled a 0-2 record and 4.76 ERA.
Los Angeles will look to push its current winning streak to eight games, as the club has moved to a season-high 19 games over .500, which has led to a big lead in the NL West standings. “The run is special, absolutely,” commented Dodgers utility man Nick Punto. The club is 12-0-4 over its past 16 series, and hasn’t lost once since June 14-16. Los Angeles is 11-4 as home favorites of -175 to -200 this season, with the UNDER going 9-5-1 in those 15 opportunities.
Dodgers starting pitcher Chris Capuano (4-6, 4.50 ERA) has led the team to five straight wins, including a no-decision effort in a 7-6 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, as he allowed six runs (five earned) and 10 hits over 4.1 innings. The left-hander is 2-4 with a 6.10 ERA in eight home games, with opposing hitters batting .317 against him. In seven lifetime outings versus the Mets, Capuano has compiled a 1-5 record and 5.53 ERA.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the OVER is 3-1-1 in Capuano’s last five starts as a favorite of -151 to -200.
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