This game could be low scoring as Zack Greinke (20-3, 1.69 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Jacob deGrom (15-8, 2.45 ERA) and the New York Mets (92-74) in Game 5 of the Divisional Playoffs at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 3-1, and the series is currently tied 2-2. The game gets underway at 8:07 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 15 and will air on TBS.
In Game 2 of the Divisional Playoffs, Greinke pitched 7.0 innings, giving up two runs and striking out eight in a 5-2 victory over the Mets. Justin Turner (.300, 57 Rs, 16 HRs, 63 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 Tuesday with two RBIs. The Mets were also victorious the last time deGrom pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out 13 and walking one in a 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. Yoenis Cespedes (.291, 105 Rs, 37 HRs, 109 RBIs, 7 SBs) went 1 for 4 Tuesday.
Los Angeles is a -160 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is six runs. For updated lines, check out BTB's MLB Baseball Odds.
When playing as the favorite, the Dodgers have an 82-60 record and overall money line at -1,050. The Dodgers are third in the league in WHIP at 1.183.
Across the field, the Mets have a subpar record of 18-38 when they are the underdog, but are +596 overall with the money line. The Mets are known for their bats, hitting 499 extra base hits. Shifting to the pitching staff, they have a WHIP of 1.180, second best in the MLB.
The Mets have gotten the better of the Dodgers in head-to-head matchups this season, going 6-5. This game will feature deGrom (RHP) on the mound against the Dodgers, who have a 70-53 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Mets will be the right-hander Greinke. They sport a 72-56 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
When leading after seven innings, New York is 40-28, while Los Angeles is 32-30.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Mets are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Dodgers have a 39-1 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Dodgers are 72-12. The Mets have a 64-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 683 this season. New York ranks in the top half at 12th with 702.
Ranking 10th, New York is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 501 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at third with 572.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 69-40, well-matched with the Mets who are 65-32 when hitting one or more homers.