|MLB Mets vs. Dodgers Picks & Predictions for August 22, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 22 August 2014 13:41|
Mets vs. Dodgers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -129 money line home favorites over the Mets, who are +119 money line road dogs. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Dodgers opened as -137 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -129, while the Mets’ odds have gone from +126 down to +119. The total opened at 7.5 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Jonathon Niese takes the hill for the Mets sporting a 7-8 record and a 3.50 ERA, while the Dodgers will counter with Dan Haren, who is 10-10 with a 4.59 ERA. New York enters play with a 60-68 record and is 30-36 on the road this year, while Los Angeles is 72-57 overall and 32-31 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, the Mets are 6-1 in their last seven Friday games, 4-1 in their last five games following a day off and 8-3 in their last 11 after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. The Dodgers are also 1-5 in their last six Friday games, 1-4 in their last five home games with the total set between 7 and 8.5 runs and 1-4 in their last five games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game. They’re also 1-5 in Haren’s last six starts as a home favorite, 0-4 in his last four starts as a favorite and 2-6 in his last eight starts.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK METS +119