This matchup has the potential to be a pitchers' duel as Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers take on Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24 ERA) and the New York Mets (91-72) in Game 2 of the Divisional Playoffs at Dodger Stadium. The Mets won the last game 3-1, and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:07 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 10 and can be seen on TBS.
Greinke pitched 8.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering one run, striking out eight and walking one in a 2-1 win over the Padres. Justin Turner (.296, 55 Rs, 16 HRs, 60 RBIs, 5 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4. Syndergaard went 7.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out 10 and walking one in a 3-1 defeat to the Nationals in his most recent start. Lucas Duda (.245, 68 Rs, 27 HRs, 73 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run.
The odds for Los Angeles and New York are Dodgers -200, while the Over/Under (O/U) is six runs. The Dodgers are the third-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.183 so far this season.
When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Mets are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.177 for the season.
The Mets lead the season series, 5-3. The Dodgers have a 70-53 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Syndergaard takes the mound. Greinke (RHP) will be on the hill against the Mets, who have a 72-56 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games.
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets's last 15 games on the road.
NY Mets are 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road.
NY Mets are 8-16 SU in their last 24 games when playing LA Dodgers.
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Dodgers are going to have to step it up if they want to win this matchup. The Mets have a 37-4 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 15-51. The Mets have a 20-58 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles and New York both rank in the top 10 of the league in home runs. Los Angeles sits at sixth with 187 home runs this season and New York ranks eighth with 178.
Los Angeles and New York both rank in the top half of the league in hits. Los Angeles sits at 13th with 8.29 hits per game and New York ranks 12th with 8.35.
Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.712). Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .739.
When the Mets allow at least one home run, they are 41-54, well-matched with the Dodgers who are 40-51 when allowing at least one homer.