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The fans at Dodger Stadium will be treated to a game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers when they take their seats on Friday.

The Mets will trot Jonathon Niese out to the mound in this one. Left hander Niese has a 7-8 record and a 3.50 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Dodgers will be Dan Haren. The right hander has a 4.59 ERA to go along with a 10-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -145-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game's total opened at 7.5

The Dodgers were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -240 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New York was a 8-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +183 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.

New York:
Team record: 60-68
NY Mets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
NY Mets is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games on the road
NY Mets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

Los Angeles:
Team record: 72-57
LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
LA Dodgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at LA Dodgers Saturday, August 23