Mets vs. Dodgers prediction and odds for Wednesday, April 19 (Max Scherzer will bounce back)
Max Scherzer has been disappointing (by his standards) through the first few weeks of the season, sporting a 4.41 ERA through his first three starts.
He'll take the mound for the Mets today when they face the Dodgers in Game 3 of a series that's tied 1-1. The winner of the game today will win the three-game set as the Mets head to San Francisco to take on the Giants for a four-game series starts tomorrow.
Let's dive into the odds for this game and then I'll give you my best bet.
Mets vs. Dodgers odds, run line and total
Mets vs. Dodgers prediction and pick
At this point of the season, as bettors, we need to decide if this season is finally the start of regression for Max Scherzer, or if he just got off to a slow start and he'll figure things out soon.
I'm willing to bet on the latter. He may not get back to the type of numbers he had at his peak throughout his career, but I refuse to believe his ability has all of a sudden fallen off a cliff.
Luckily, he gets to face a pitcher that I believe has regressed heavily. Noah Syndergaard will get the start tonight, and he's allowed 18 hits and 10 earned runs in three starts this season, spanning 16.0 innings.
When the two teams turn to their bullpen, the Mets will have an advantage sporting a 3.44 bullpen ERA compared to the Dodgers at 4.79.
I'll back Max Scherzer and the Mets to get the job done today.
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