MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IApril 24, 2013

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

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    The New York Mets have won all four of Matt Harvey's starts this season, which is hard to ignore when making your MLB picks Wednesday, as they continue a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Mets are -165 home favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 6.5 in the betting market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a pick along the way.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won back-to-back games, including a 7-2 series-opening victory over the New York Mets as -145 road favorites Tuesday night.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Dodgers are 38-31 in the month of April, with the OVER going 36-27-6 in that situation.

New York Mets

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    The New York Mets are 2-5 against left-handed starters this season, with the OVER going 5-2 in those seven contests.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Mets have won nine of their last 11 games as a home favorite.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Mets in the first five innings as one of their MLB picks Wednesday night, as they've outscored foes by a 26-9 combined margin in Matt Harvey's four starts this season.

    MLB Pick: New York Mets First Five Innings -170


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