Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Matchup

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The ice-cold New York Mets will try to avoid losing their fifth in a row as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. This NL matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Odds

Los Angeles (+130) is entering this game as the underdog to New York (-140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at -170 for the Dodgers +1.5 runs and +150 for the Mets -1.5.

The Mets are 31-42 straight up (SU) and 31-40 against the spread (ATS). The teams lost 12.3 units for moneyline bettors and 13.8 units (ATS). New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Dodgers have gone 39-35 SU this year and are 32-41 ATS. In total, the teams lost 18.8 units for moneyline bettors and 8.9 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has cashed in all seven of them.

New York games have a 30-39-2 over/under record so far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 36-35-2.

Clayton Kershaw is getting the start for Los Angeles. The southpaw Kershaw (1-4, 2.76 ERA) has racked up 53 strikeouts in 49 innings so far. He has yet to face the Mets this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 8.53 ERA and 10 strikeouts over 6.1 innings).

The Mets are turning to righty Jacob deGrom (5-2, 1.51 ERA), who has 120 punchouts and 24 walks as well as a WHIP of 0.99. deGrom only made one start against the Dodgers in 2017 (0-1, 5.40 ERA and eight strikeouts across five innings).

New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.5 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 4.01 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The New York offense has put up 4.0 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .318/.400/.506 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and shortstop Amed Rosario have led the Mets batters this year. Cabrera is slashing .277/.319/.475 with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 34 runs scored, and Rosario is hitting .249 with four homers, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.49 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.63 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.67, along with a K-per-9 of 9.09.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .241/.323/.421 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.2 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have paced Los Angeles offense. Kemp is hitting .320/.356/.545 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Taylor is hitting .249/.335/.444 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 21.1 units and are 18-29 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 31 of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Mets have lost 2.7 units and are 10-10 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in eight of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 19 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mets have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • New York has posted 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 29.2 over its last five.