New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The New York Mets will head west to play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York is in line to showcase this NL matchup.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Los Angeles (-125) as the favorite over New York (+115). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over seven runs and -120 for under seven. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Mets +1.5 runs (-180) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+160).

The Mets are 61-75 SU and are 64-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 13.1 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 75-62 SU and 59-77 ATS. They’ve lost 23.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 18.3 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 64-67-5 in 2018. New York has been a decent under bet with a total record of 59-68-7.

Jacob deGrom will get the nod for New York. The right-handed deGrom is 8-8 with a 1.68 ERA and 224 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Dodgers will turn to lefty Alex Wood (8-6, 3.42 ERA) to the mound. Wood has 122 strikeouts and 35 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.17. Wood is 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA in one start against New York this year.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.15, a WHIP of 1.11 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .193/.275/.387 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 outfielder Matt Kemp. Bellinger is slashing .257/.337/.466 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, and Kemp’s line sits at .284/.336/.476 with 19 homers, 74 RBIs and 56 runs.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.75 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.13 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.98, along with a WHIP of 1.22.

The Mets offense has slashed .235/.313/.386 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Amed Rosario and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera. The speedy Rosario is hitting .249/.289/.373 with seven home runs, 43 RBIs, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases. Cabrera is slashing .277/.329/.488 with 18 homers, 58 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Mets have lost 8.1 units and are 17-20 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 14 of those games, as opposed to 21 that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.4 units and are 34-49 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 48 of those games, compared to 33 that went under the total.

New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Dodgers have won eight of their last nine games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 14.2 over its last five.
  • The Mets have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 16 over their last 10.