MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IMay 22, 2014

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke has allowed two or fewer runs in 21 consecutive regular-season outings, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday, as he prepares to take on the New York Mets at Citi Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Dodgers are minus-145 road favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 6.5 in the market.

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


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the first two games of this series against the New York Mets, including a 4-3 victory as minus-123 favorites Wednesday.

    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has hit seven home runs over his last 19 games.

New York Mets

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    The New York Mets have dropped six of their last seven games—scoring just 17 runs over that span.

    Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in four career appearances vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Dodgers as one of their MLB picks, as the New York Mets are 1-6 in Jonathon Niese's last seven starts as a home underdog.

    Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -145


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