Good afternoon! I hope everyone’s having a fantastic weekend. We are back with today’s MLB first five innings best bets!
The first game we are diving into is the Mets vs. Dodgers in their series finale. The Dodgers took the first two games and the Mets stole game three with a 9-4 victory last night.
Both of these teams have high-powered offenses that can score in any inning.
Tonight’s pitching matchup features Trevor Williams vs. Julio Urías with the advantage going to Urías.
Williams comes into today’s matchup with a 3-0 record on the road and an ERA of 5.02. That’s not going to go very well against the Dodgers who have one of the best — if not the best — lineups in baseball.
Williams doesn’t just struggle on the road, he also hasn’t gone past three innings in any road start this season, so this can get ugly fast. Look for Dodgers to get to Williams often and early.
The Dodgers will be sending Urías to the mound and he has been up and down this season. He is 1-2 at home with a 3.52 ERA and coming off a bad outing against the Pirates.
After a bad game, Urías typically tends to step up and shut out his next opponent. I expect nothing less from him today.
Take the Dodgers -0.5 F5 and trust Urías to shut down the Mets offense!