The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers wrap up a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Mets blocked the Dodgers from setting up a sweeping opportunity on Sunday afternoon. Their bats came out to play in a 9-4 win against Walker Buehler.
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 5, 2022
Buehler was all out of sorts, as he allowed 5 hits and 5 earned runs in 2.1 innings. He isn’t in his typical form on the mound recently. It was a nice determined win for the Mets after they went down 4-1 in the 2nd.
David Peterson and his teammates had trouble closing out the 2nd frame. The Mets committed an error, with only 1 of 4 runs earned attributed to Peterson.
After getting swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Dodgers were rolling with a 2-0 and 6-1 win. That was the worst that we’ve seen of the Dodgers this season. They responded nicely, but need to finish strong for the series win.
The team from Queens have the best record in the National League, but their intercity American League rivals, the Yankees, lead the major leagues with a record of 38-15. The Dodgers enter Sunday at 35-18.
It’s important to note that the Mets are not at full strength yet. They do not have the services of ace Jacob deGrom at the moment. Max Scherzer recently exited with an injury as well.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 5, 2022
The Mets will turn to Trevor Williams to get a split at Dodger Stadium on Sunday. He is pitching well, but Williams is a back-of-the-rotation guy that is better off in the bullpen.
When the Mets have a healthy rotation with deGrom and Schever, Williams is ideally a solid reliever out of the bullpen. He’s made four starts and five appearances out of the bullpen in 2022.
Julio Urias will look to clean up the mess from Buehler on Saturday night. Urias isn’t coming off his best performance, either. He gave up 8 hits and 4 earned runs in a 5-3 loss to the Pirates.
Head below for our free Mets vs. Dodgers pick on June 5, 2022.
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Live Betting Odds:
|NY Mets||+1.5 (-130)||+148||Over 9 (-110)|
|LA Dodgers||-1.5 (+110)||-180||Under 9 (-110)|
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|Team Data||NY Mets||LA Dodgers|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.257||.248|
|Runs Per 9||5.26||5.55|
|Team ERA Away/Home||3.97||3.60|
Mets vs. Dodgers Prediction:
Julio Urias and Buehler have not been themselves recently. The Dodgers don’t need them to fold up and have a down year. If that’s the case, the Dodgers are going to have a tough time having success.
The good news for Urias and the Dodgers is that he has been good most of the time. In eight of his ten starts, Urias has looked in peak form. He allowed 5 earned runs to the Phillies on May 14, and 4 earned runs in his most recent attempt to the Bucs.
After Urias got roughed by the Phillies, he responded with a nice performance against them on the road in Philadelphia. Urias allowed 2 hits and no runs through 5 innings.
Urias is going into the series finale with an ERA of 2.89 and a 1.11 WHIP. He’s appeared in ten games and has largely been reliable.
Urias is fully capable of a bounce-back performance, and I think that’s what we’re going to see from him this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The Mets are hitting .165 with 1 RBI in 32 at-bats against Urias.
New York Mets vs. LA Dodgers Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 7-3
- 19-4 overall in their previous 22 games after a loss
- 5-2 overall in their previous seven fourth game of a series
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus the NL West
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games on the road
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 5-0 overall in their previous five fourth game of a series
- 8-1 overall in their previous nine games versus a team with a record better than 60%
- 7-2 overall in their previous nine games versus the Mets at home
- 7-3 overall in their previous ten games versus the NL East
- 27-9 overall in their previous 36 games after a loss
The Dodgers are hitting .284 with a .389 OBP in 44 at-bats versus Trevor Williams. They’ve notched 5 home runs and 13 RBIs during that time.
Williams is going into this afternoon with an ERA of 3.58 and a 1.19 WHIP, working mostly out of the bullpen.
Williams is better suited as a reliever out of the bullpen. He has averaged just 3 innings per appearance, so don’t expect a long game for him in this one.
Williams has struggled on the road with an ERA of 5.02 and a 1.26 WHIP. He has not been able to find a win yet, with a record of 0-3 away from Citi Field in Queens.
The Dodgers came out flat in all aspects of the game last night. They took advantage of an early error by the Mets, but not much else.
Expect them to get to Williams and chase him out of the series finale. Urias is likely in for a much better start after he was well off the mark at PNC Park. I’m on the Dodgers by at least 2 runs to cover the runline.