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The New York Yankees will head west to Dodger Stadium to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. Spectrum SportsNet LA will broadcast this interleague showdown and the game gets going at 10:10 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Los Angeles (-150) as the favorite over New York (+140). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -155 for the Yankees +1.5 runs and +135 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 85-44 straight up (SU) and 63-65 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 17.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 2.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 83-46 SU and have gone 74-54 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 17.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 21.8 units ATS. New York hasn’t covered the spread in any of its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Los Angeles games have a 59-62-7 over/under record in 2019. New York has been a great over bet with a total record of 73-51-4.

James Paxton is getting the start for New York. The left-handed Paxton is 9-6 with a 4.53 ERA and 141 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers are putting the ball in the left hand of Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-3, 1.64 ERA, 0.94 WHIP), who’s got 126 punchouts and 18 walks. Ryu did not register a start against the Yankees in 2018.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have a 2.94 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.11 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters are putting up 5.5 runs per outing, including 7.5 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .257/.364/.509 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

First baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner have led the way for the Dodgers’ batters this year. Bellinger is slashing .316/.413/.666 with 42 home runs, 100 RBIs, 101 runs and 10 steals, while Turner’s line is .294/.378/.504 with 22 homers, 57 RBIs and 73 runs.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.88 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.77 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.10, along with a WHIP of 1.32.

Yankees hitters have slashed .272/.346/.487 on their way to 5.9 runs scored per game this season, including 5.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres continue to lead New York’s hitters. LeMahieu is slashing .331/.378/.530 with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs and 87 runs scored, while Torres (.288/.351/.548) is up to 31 homers, 75 RBIs and 83 runs scored.

The Yankees have gained 4.2 units and are 24-14 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Dodgers have netted 0.3 units and are 16-25 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 20 of those games, as opposed to 21 that’ve gone under.

Yankees vs. Dodgers Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Yankees have a total OPS of .833 this season and an OPS of .838 against left-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS sits at .823 overall and .776 against southpaws.
  • Los Angeles has posted 27.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.6 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.