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Dodgers Now Lead NL West

Jacob deGrom looks to continue his phenomenal season when the Mets open a three-game series against the Dodgers. The Dodgers now lead the National League West.

Monday, September 3 at 8:10 PM ET

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 Odds: Dodgers -140-moneyline favorites. The total is 7 Under -125.

deGrom has been almost unhittable

Jacob deGrom (8-8, 1.68 ERA, 0.98 WHIP) allowed one earned run on eight hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts over eight innings to get a no-decision in a 2-1 loss against the Cubs last Tuesday. 

deGrom has allowed just six earned runs over his last six starts (43 2/3 innings) to lower his ERA from 1.82 to 1.68. Opponents are hitting just .208 against deGrom and he’s second in the National League with 182 innings pitched, second with 224 strikeouts and third with an 0.98 WHIP.

The Mets have scored 562 runs (24th in the majors). They are putting up 4.13 runs per game (24th), hitting .235 (30th) with 140 home runs (23rd).

New York ranks 18th with a 4.21 ERA, 15th with a 1.29 WHIP and 3rd with 1194 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 28th with a 4.98 ERA. 

Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 20 home runs and 55 RBI, Todd Frazier has 16 home runs and 53 RBI and Brandon Nimmo has 15 home runs, 40 RBI and a team-best .387 OBP.

Wood has dominant outing in Texas

Alex Wood (8-6, 3.42 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) threw seven scoreless innings in last Wednesday’s 3-1 win against the Rangers. He surrendered just four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Wood has a 2.05 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in his last four starts.

The Dodgers have scored 644 runs (9th in the majors). They are putting up 4.70 runs per game (9th), hitting .244 (20th) with 191 home runs (2nd).

Los Angeles ranks 2nd with a 3.41 ERA, 2nd with a 1.16 WHIP and 4th with 1313 strikeouts. Their bullpen ranks 12th with a 3.85 ERA. 

Max Muncy leads the Dodgers with 31 home runs, Yasmani Grandal has 22 home runs and 60 RBI and Cody Bellinger has 21 home runs, 63 RBI and a team-best 124 hits.


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MLB Trends:

The New York Mets are:

10-1 in their last 11 when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game

4-1 in their last five after allowing two runs or less in their previous game

18-6 in deGrom’s last 24 starts during game 1 of a series

The Los Angeles Dodgers are:

2-5 in Wood’s last seven starts when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game

0-4 in Wood’s last four home starts

Jacob deGrom has a 1.78 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP in 13 road starts. He has a 1.24 ERA and an 0.99 WHIP with a complete game in his last six starts. deGrom will continue to make his case for the National League Cy Young. 

MLB Pick: Mets +130 at Jazz Sportsbook

Check odds here: https://goo.gl/dVwAAb

Odds as seen on ESPN Chalk: https://goo.gl/ji6GJZ


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