MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers (24-22) and New York Mets (20-24) will continue a National League series Wednesday night at Citi Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets 

The New York Mets have really struggled against the Los Angeles Dodgers in recent years
The New York Mets have really struggled against the Los Angeles Dodgers in recent years

Los Angeles has split its last 10 games, as it comes off a 9-4 victory over New York as -127 road favorites Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total of 7.5.  The Dodgers are being led offensively by Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig, who is hitting .333 on the season and has at least one base knock in all but one game this month.  It’s important to point out that the franchise has won 10 of its last 11 games in this series.

Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu (3-2, 3.00 ERA) is making his first appearance since April 27, as the club has dropped his last two efforts of the 2014 season.  The left-hander has yet to allow a run in 26.0 innings in four starts on the road this season, which has led to a perfect 3-0 record away from Dodger Stadium.  In two outings versus the Mets a season ago, Ryu compiled a 1-0 record and 1.29 ERA.

New York is a season-worst four games under .500, while it has batted .207 in dropping five of its last six contests.  The Mets entered the series leading the majors with 36 first-inning runs, which played a big part in holding a lead in 34 of their first 43 games this season.  The club’s bullpen has allowed just eight earned runs over its last 38.0 innings of work spanning 12 games.  New York is 3-7 in its last 10 home games versus left-handed starters.

Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (0-1, 1.29 ERA) allowed just four hits and a single run in his MLB debut, with the franchise dropping a 1-0 decision to the New York Yankees last week.  The right-hander was on a four-game winning streak at the Triple-A level before earning a promotion, while he compiled a 7-7 record and 4.51 ERA in 26 combined starts for three different minor league teams in 2013.

Sports bettors will likely back the Dodgers due to their 7-1 record in their last eight road games against the Mets.

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