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Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. New York Mets Baseball Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. New York Mets Baseball betting odds, picks and game preview

At the beginning of the season, the New York Mets were ignored by the baseball betting community as a legitimate contender. New York has been flirting with a National League wild-card spot for most of the season. However, their lack of consistency may be too much to overcome. By contrast, the Dodgers have been one of the most consistent teams in baseball this season. Despite their high prices, Los Angeles has been in the black with the odds. Following two World Series failures, nothing less than a Fall Classic win will suffice. And LA is looking the part!

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. New York Mets

When: Sunday, September 15, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Citi Field, New York, New York
Stream: ESPN

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Los Angeles Dodgers

Overall the Dodgers are 94-52 with 69 games going over. From this point, LA has led the National League West all season. LA is one of the most balanced teams in baseball. They rank fifth for run production and third for home runs. In the same way, the Dodgers rank best for staff earned run average and fourth for quality starts. It is true that Los Angeles commands some of the highest prices on the board. But LA has been so good it has overcome that after two years in the red. Manager Dave Roberts has proven to be an astute choice to run the bench.

Players to Watch: LHSP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5, 1.06 WHIP, 2.45 ERA, 142 K, 161.2 IP), RP Kenley Johnson (4-3, 28 SV, 7 BLSV, 1.10 WHIP, 3.79 ERA, 71 K, 54.2 IP), RF Cody Bellinger (109 R, 30 2B, 3 3B, 44 HR, 106 RBI, .306 AVG, .410 OBP, .639 SLG, 1.049 OPS), 3B Justin Turner (80 R, 24 2B, 27 HR, 67 RBI, .291 AVG, .370 OBP, .514 SLG, .884 OPS), 1B Max Muncy (89 R, 19 2B, 33 HR, 87 RBI, .253 AVG, .375 OBP, .525 SLG, .899 OPS)

New York Mets

Now the Mets check in with a record of 74-70 with 61 under. New York is still in the National League wild-card chase but with no margin for error. Subsequently, the Mets rank 15th for run production and 13th for staff ERA. Bullpen issues have also been a drag.

Players to Watch: RHSP Zack Wheeler (11-7, 1.31 WHIP, 4.21 ERA, 170 K, 173.1 IP), RP Edwin Diaz (2-7, 25 SV, 7 BLSV, 1.42 WHIP, 5.77 ERA, 91 K, 53 IP), 1B Pete Alonso (89 R, 28 2B, 47 HR, 109 RBI, .268 AVG, .366 OBP, .594 SLG, .961 OPS), RF Michael Conforto (79 R, 26 3B, 29 HR, 81 RBI, .258 AVG, .358 OBP, .489 SLG, .847 SLG), Jeff McNeil (73 R, 34 2B, 18 HR, 65 RBI, .322 AVG, .390 OBP, .519 SLG, .908 OPS)

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Numbers Trends

Los Angeles Dodgers

3-6 in their last 9 games away from home
4-1-1 over the total on the road
6-6 in their last 12 away games against the National League East
6-2 over the total at the National League East
16-3 in their last 19 games against the Mets
7-2 over the total vs. New York

New York Mets

3-7 in their last 10 games at Citi Field
2-7 under the total in their last 9 home games
10-5 in their last 15 home games vs. the National League West
1-4-1 under the total at Citi Field vs. the National League West
4-11 in their last 15 games at Citi Field vs. Los Angeles
5-4 over the total in home games with the Dodgers

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Picks

As was previously noted the Dodgers are a strong value with the odds against the Mets. Additionally, they are in better form as the more complete team.

Score Prediction: New York Mets 5, New York Mets 2