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The Los Angeles Dodgers (69-46) end a six-game road trip versus National League East foes by visiting the New York Mets (59-55) in the first of three games Friday. The Dodgers just took two of three games from the division-leading Philadelphia Phillies and hope to end a three-game winning streak by the Mets as -150 road chalk on the MLB odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
Los Angeles had an opportunity to sweep Philadelphia on Thursday, but the team’s bats fell silent in a 2-1 loss in the finale of a three-game series. The Dodgers had outscored the Phillies 13-2 in the first two games of the series, and their four-game winning streak was halted as well carried over from their previous matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
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New York completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals on Thursday after taking both games of a doubleheader, outscoring them by a 16-9 margin overall. The Mets were riding a four-game skid heading into that series that dropped them from first place in the NL East.
The starting pitching matchup for the series opener figures to be a mismatch, pitting Julio Urias (13-3, 3.41 ERA) of Los Angeles against Tylor Megill (1-2, 3.20 ERA) of New York.
Urias is coming off two straight solid starts, giving up two earned runs and 10 hits in 10 innings with three walks and 12 strikeouts as he has continued his campaign for the NL Cy Young Award.
Meanwhile, Megill has struggled recently, taking the loss in each of his past two outings, surrendering nine runs and 11 hits – including three home runs – in 9.2 innings with one walk and nine strikeouts.
On Saturday, the pitching matchup will feature another Cy Young candidate for the Dodgers in Walker Buehler (12-2, 2.13 ERA) opposite Taijuan Walker (7-7, 3.89 ERA) and the Mets. Then in Sunday’s nationally televised series finale, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer (9-4, 2.67 ERA) will toe the rubber for the visitors while the hosts counter with Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 6.75 ERA).
Scherzer did not face New York this season as a member of the Washington Nationals, but he did go 2-0 in three starts versus them last year with a 3.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 innings of work.
Los Angeles has won four of the past five meetings with New York, although they have not played against each other since 2019. The UNDER is also on a 3-1 series run at online betting sites after the OVER cashed in the previous five games between them.