This game could be low scoring as Noah Syndergaard (5-2, 1.94 ERA) and the New York Mets (28-19) meet Kenta Maeda (3-3, 3.29 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (25-24) in the second of a three-game series at Citi Field. The Mets won the last game 6-5, and New York leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and will air on FOX.
In his most recent outing, Syndergaard pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one runs (one unearned) and striking out 11 in a 3-1 victory over the Brewers. The Dodgers were victorious over the Padres 9-5 the last time Maeda pitched. He went 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out five and walking one.
The odds are Mets -170 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
The Mets are 3-2 against the Dodgers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYM
The Dodgers lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Mets are 10-6. The Dodgers are 5-8 in close games this season.
The Mets managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are coming in with a 9-12 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Dodgers are 3-20. The Mets have a 7-15 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, New York has hit 69 this season. Los Angeles ranks 22nd with 45 home runs.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.77 per game. Los Angeles ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 8.20.
Ranking 23rd, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.690). New York ranks in the top half at 12th with an OPS of .732.
The Dodgers are 7-18 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Mets are 10-12 when they allow at least one homer.