New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

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The New York Mets will be squaring off against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. SportsNet New York will be showing this NL showdown and the game gets going at 7:35 p.m. ET.

New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-165) is favored over New York (+155) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 7.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Mets +1.5 runs (-140) and Dodgers -1.5 runs (+120).

The Mets have gone 62-76 SU this year and are 66-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.5 units for moneyline bettors and 11.1 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 76-63 SU and 59-79 ATS. They’ve lost 24.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.3 units ATS.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 64-69-5 in 2018. The Mets have been a good under bet with a total record of 59-70-7.

Zack Wheeler will get the nod for the visiting Mets. The right-handed Wheeler is 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA and 159 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 5.14 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Dodgers will be sending lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.24 ERA) to the mound. Ryu has 59 punchouts and 12 walks to his name, as well as a 0.96 WHIP. Ryu has yet to face the Mets this year, but he made two starts against them in 2017, compiling a 1-0 record with a 1.50 ERA and 11 strikeouts.

As a unit, Los Angeles’ pitchers have yielded 3.8 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.16, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.85 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .234/.309/.424 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and outfielder Matt Kemp have led the Dodgers’ offense this year. Bellinger is slashing .258/.338/.465 with 21 home runs, 63 RBIs and 74 runs scored, while Kemp’s line sits at .284/.337/.474 with 19 homers, 74 RBIs and 56 runs scored.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.12 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.03, along with a WHIP of 1.22 and a K-per-9 of 8.36.

The Mets offense has slashed .236/.314/.388 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 3.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 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 slashing .255/.296/.382 with seven home runs, 43 RBIs, 61 runs and 18 stolen bases, while Cabrera (.277/.329/.488) has produced 18 homers, 58 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

The Mets have lost 6.8 units and are 18-20 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to 22 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Dodgers have lost 19.7 units and are 34-51 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 48 of those games, compared to 35 that went under the total.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in just two of New York’s last seven outings.
  • The Dodgers have won four of their last five games SU.
  • New York has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.4 over its last five.
  • The Mets have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 15 over their last 10.