The top two teams in the National League wrap up their series in the Big Apple as the Los Angeles Dodgers welcome Clayton Kershaw back to the rotation on Thursday vs. the Mets.
Los Angeles Dodgers (-140, 7.5) vs. New York Mets
Kershaw is making his first start since August 4. He did not look sharp in his three starts prior to hitting the injured list due to a back injury, allowing 11 runs allowed across his 13 2/3 innings that followed the All-Star Game.
Mets starter Chris Bassitt, on the other hand, has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts since the beginning of July and has completed at least six innings in 10 of his last 11 starts.
The Mets have been in good form with their bullpen. They’ve allowed four runs or fewer in 11 of their last 13 games, and the Dodgers are the top National League team in bullpen ERA.
Bassitt has been able to lead the Mets to victory all season. They’re 18-6 in his 24 starts and 6-0 in his last six. The Dodgers are 5-5 in Kershaw’s last 10 starts.
The Mets will pull the rare feat of winning back-to-back games vs. the Dodgers.
The Play: Mets +120
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