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New York Mets vs. L.A. Dodgers Free MLB Total Pick

Time: 4:10 PM EST Sunday August 24, 2014

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

The L.A. Dodgers host the New York Mets in a National League match up.

In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3-game series yesterday the Dodgers beat the Mets 7-4.

L.A.’s Adrian Gonzalez drove in 5 runs to lead the Dodgers past the Mets 7-4.

The Dodgers are 4-1 against the Mets this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Mets are 4-1 in Bartolo Colon’s last 5 road starts.

In the last 17 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 12-3-2.

The Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 home games against the Mets.

Pitching Match Up

New York: Bartolo Colon (11-10, 3.85 ERA)
Los Angeles: Kevin Correia (2-0, 4.09 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Dodgers -112 / Mets +102
Run Line: Dodgers -1.5 +180
Total Line: Under 7.5 -110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

New York Mets: 60-70 SU / O/U 58-58 / Run Line W/L 74-56
L.A. Dodgers: 74-57 SU / O/U 6163- / Run Line W/L 64-67

Key Betting Trends

• NY is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• NY is 1-7 in their last 8 games as an underdog.
• NY has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
• LA is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
• LA is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• LA has an Over record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.

Key Player Injuries


Matt Harvey Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/30)
Daisuke Matsuzaka Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(7/25)
Bobby Parnell Torn MCL, right elbow on 60-day DL(4/1)


Josh Beckett Left hip impingement on 15-day DL(8/4)
Chad Billingsley Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/19)
Onelki Garcia Recovery from left elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/22)
Paul Maholm Torn right ACL – out for season on 60-day DL(8/2)
Chris Perez Bone spurs, right ankle on 15-day DL(8/4)
Hanley Ramirez Strained right oblique on 15-day DL(8/9)
Paco Rodriguez Left shoulder strain on 15-day DL(8/4)
Hyun-jin Ryu Right hip strain on 15-day DL(8/13)
Juan Uribe Strained right hamstring on 15-day DL(8/16)
Chris Withrow Torn UCL, right elbow on 60-day DL(5/21)

Total Pick:

Historically both pitchers haven’t fared well against today’s opponent, but keep in mind that Bartolo Colon hasn’t faced the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2006 and Kevin Correia hasn’t started against the NY Mets. Colon while a mediocre 6-4 4.59 ERA away from home this season has pitched well recently getting the win his last two road starts pitching 15 1/3 innings allowing just 9 hits and 3 runs. Overall in his last 5 games he has 4 quality starts including two consecutive, so he appears to be in top form. Correia got lit up for 4 runs on 8 hits over 5 innings in his latest, but had put together 3 straight QS before that outing. We get Mr. Under Dale Scott behind home plate helping solidify my total play.

Take the UNDER 7.5 -110‏

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