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Preview: Angels (80-82) at Mets (70-92)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Citi Field
Date: May 19, 2017 7:10 PM EDT
  

NEW YORK -- The last thing the New York Mets need following their worst road trip this century is to face a team six days removed from its most recent loss.

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However, that is what awaits the reeling Mets on Friday night, when they greet the red-hot Los Angeles Angels in the opener of a three-game interleague series at Citi Field.

Both teams were off Thursday. The Mets' losing streak hit seven games Wednesday, when Rafael Montero gave up a walk-off homer to Chris Herrmann in a 5-4, 11-inning loss to the host Arizona Diamondbacks. The Angels won their fourth straight, and completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox, with a 12-8 win at Angel Stadium.

The Mets (16-23) finished 0-6 on a road trip in which they endured three-game sweeps at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Diamondbacks. It was New York's worst road trip since an 0-6 jaunt in September 1999.

The Mets overcame that skid to reach the National League Championship Series less than a month later. Manager Terry Collins, who has led New York to the playoffs each of the past two seasons, wasn't ready to raise white flag following the latest loss.

"It's very easy to unravel right now, and I will not let that happen here," Collins said. "We are not going to do that."

Collins and the Mets have to hope a day off cooled down the Angels, who have scored 28 runs during their winning streak. Nobody is hotter than reigning American League MVP Mike Trout, who homered for the fifth time in six games Wednesday and is on pace for a whopping 55 round-trippers.

"We got into good counts, passed the baton, got some clutch hitting with runners in scoring position," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday night. "And, obviously, Mike breaks up with a home run."

The Mets' Jacob deGrom is scheduled to oppose the Angels' Ricky Nolasco on Friday in a battle of right-handers.

DeGrom will be looking to become the first Mets starter to record an out in the seventh inning since he tossed seven innings against the Washington Nationals on April 28, a span of 17 games. In his most recent start Sunday, deGrom didn't factor into the decision after allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven over six innings in New York's 11-9 loss to the Brewers. This will be his first career appearance against the Angels.

Nolasco started the Angels' most recent loss last Saturday. He didn't factor into the decision after giving up three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four over six innings as Los Angeles fell to the Detroit Tigers 4-3.

Nolasco is 6-8 with a 5.03 ERA in 26 games (24 starts) against the Mets, the team he has faced more than any other opponent.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Angels at Mets
Fri, May 19 Final 0 to 3
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 2
Angels at Mets
Sat, May 20 Final 5 to 7
 Boxscores  •  Recaps
GAME 3
Angels at Mets
Sun, May 21 Final 12 to 5
 Boxscores  •  Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  +150   -150   7.5 
 NYM  -165   +130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  +155   -145   8 
 NYM  -170   +125   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAA  28%   20%   90% 
 NYM  72%   80%   10% 
Betting Trends by BetOnline.ag
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Friday, May 19
 
  •  Brewers at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
  •  Phillies at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
  •  Rangers at Tigers
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Angels at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Rockies at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Yankees at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
  •  Blue Jays at Orioles
7:30 PM EDT
  •  Nationals at Braves
7:35 PM EDT
  •  Royals at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Indians at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
  •  Giants at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
  •  Red Sox at Athletics
9:35 PM EDT
  •  White Sox at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
  •  Marlins at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
  •  Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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