New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The New York Mets will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a Thursday showdown. The game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York will showcase this NL matchup.

New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (receiving -225 odds) is the huge favorite against New York and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at -105 for the Mets +1.5 runs and -115 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Mets are 27-28 SU and are 26-28 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 5.7 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 37-19 SU and 27-28 ATS. The team has gained 9.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.5 units ATS.

Dodgers games have a 30-23-2 over/under record so far in 2019. New York has also been a decent over bet with a total record of 29-21-4.

Southpaw Jason Vargas will get the nod for the visiting Mets. Vargas is 1-2 with a 5.22 ERA and 23 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 10.80 ERA and two strikeouts across three and one-third innings).

The Dodgers are turning to Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-1, 1.65 ERA). Ryu has 62 strikeouts and four walks, along with a 0.83 WHIP. Ryu only made one start against the Mets in 2018 (0-1, 1.50 ERA and eight strikeouts across six innings).

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.09, a WHIP of 1.06 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 4.81 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense is putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .351/.434/.605 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Dodgers’ batters have been led by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger is slashing .378/.464/.760 with 20 home runs, 52 RBIs, 50 runs and seven steals, and Turner’s line is .306/.392/.446 with six homers, 25 RBIs and 28 runs.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.47 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.27 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.85, along with a K/9 of 9.24.

Mets hitters have slashed .248/.327/.421 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 6.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been paced by left fielder Jeff McNeil and shortstop Amed Rosario. McNeil is slashing .333/.418/.461 with 55 hits, 15 RBIs and 20 runs scored. Rosario (.262/.309/.432) is up to 54 hits, six homers, 29 RBIs, 21 runs and five stolen bases.

The Mets have lost 1.2 units and are 8-5 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, as opposed to five that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 2.6 units and are 5-12 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Mets at Dodgers Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in zero of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Mets have a total OPS of .748 this season, including an OPS of .797 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .820 overall and .773 against southpaws.
  • The Dodgers have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 27.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 33.8 over its last five.
  • The Mets have hit 23 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.