The New York Mets will try to avoid losing their fourth straight game as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York will showcase this NL matchup.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Odds
Vegas is listing New York (+135) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-145). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over eight runs and -110 for under eight. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at +100 for taking the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -120 for the Mets +1.5.
The Mets are 31-41 straight up (SU) and 31-39 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 11.3 units for moneyline bettors and 12.3 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 38-35 SU this year and are 32-41 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 18.8 units for moneyline gamblers 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 had an over/under record of 30-38-2 thus far in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 36-35-2.
Southpaw Alex Wood is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. Wood is 2-5 with a 4.22 ERA and 68 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Mets are putting the ball in the right hand of Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.82 ERA), who has 72 strikeouts and 28 walks as well as a 1.39 WHIP. Wheeler only made one start against the Dodgers in 2017 (0-1, 31.50 ERA and two strikeouts across two innings).
New York’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 3.99 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.57 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.
The New York hitters have put up 4.0 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 7.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .326/.419/.543 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and shortstop Amed Rosario have led the way for the Mets’ hitters this year. Cabrera is slashing .277/.320/.478 with 12 home runs, 41 RBIs and 34 runs scored, and Rosario is hitting .249 with four homers, 21 RBIs and 28 runs scored.
For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.62 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.71, along with a WHIP of 1.17.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .241/.324/.421 on their way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 1.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Los Angeles’ offense has been fueled by outfielders Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor, who have combined to drive in 70 runs. Kemp is slashing .322/.358/.551 with 12 home runs, 43 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Taylor is slashing .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 righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 31 of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mets have lost 1.7 units and are 10-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in eight of those games, as opposed to 11 which went under the total.
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- Los Angeles has recorded 13 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 22 XBH over its last five.
- The Dodgers have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Mets have hit 12 over their last 10.
- Los Angeles has recorded 18.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 14.2 over its last five.
- The Dodgers have lost three of their last four games SU.