Dodgers vs Mets: The Los Angeles Dodgers (45-26) will look to extend their winning streak to five games Tuesday when they host the New York Mets (31-38) in the second of four games at Chavez Ravine as big home favorites.
MLB Regular Season
Thursday, June 22, 10:10 PM.
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
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The Dodgers pulled within a half-game of the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West with a 10-6 win over the Mets in the series opener Monday.
Betting line: The Dodgers opened as -197 favorites (wager $197 to win $100); the total is at 8.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Why the Mets can pay on the MLB lines
New York managed to hit four home runs against Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw yet still lost for the fourth time in five meetings to start the series.
Prior to that, however, the Mets had won seven of the previous 10 meetings between the teams, including their five-game series victory in the 2015 NL Division Series.
On Tuesday, they will give the ball to 23-year-old Robert Gsellman (5-4, 5.50 ERA), who got pounded by the Washington Nationals in his last start, surrendering seven runs in five innings.
In his previous three outings, however, he had allowed just three earned runs and 13 hits combined over 19 innings, with New York winning all of them.
Why the Dodgers can pay on the MLB lines
Los Angeles has now won 10 of 11 overall and remains a solid favorite to take the division title for the fifth straight year despite sitting behind Colorado for much of the season so far.
The Dodgers will have the superior starting pitcher on the mound opposite Gsellman in Brandon McCarthy (5-3, 3.14), justifying them as big chalk in this spot.
McCarthy has given up two runs or less in each of his past five starts, and he also owns a 3-1 mark and 2.83 ERA in six games at Dodger Stadium this season.