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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Mets (35-17) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-16) Thursday for game-one of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM ET at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California and can be viewed on MLB Extra Innings.  

Score Prediction

Dodgers 5, Mets 4 

Best Bets 

  • Dodgers ML (TBD)

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Predictions

The New York Mets enter this matchup first in the NL East standings with a 10.5-game lead over the second place Atlanta Braves. The Mets most recently swept the Washington Nationals in a three-game series and have now won six straight. New York’s bats have been working this season and have scored five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The bullpen has been great as well, holding opponents to 3.70 runs per game this season. Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker is scheduled to start on Thursday. Walker is 3-0 in seven games this season with an ERA of 2.83 and has given up 32 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 19 batters in 35.0 innings of work.  

The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently first in the NL West with a three-game lead over the second place San Diego Padres. The Dodgers have been playing good baseball all-season and have won six of their last nine games. The offense has been the highest scoring in the league, averaging 5.5 runs per game. The Dodgers bullpen currently has an ERA of 2.76, which ranks as the best in baseball. The right-hander Tony Gonsolin is expected to take the mound on Thursday. Gonsolin is 5-0 in seven games this season with an ERA of 1.80 and has given up 26 hits, nine earned runs, and struck out 44 batters in 45.0 innings.  

This should be a great series as these are two of the best teams in the league. The Met’s have been hitting the ball very well, but I expect that to slow down going against Gonsolin. New York will definitely win a game or two, but this is not the game to back them with Walker taking the mound. Taking the Dodgers moneyline here.

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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds

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New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL West
  • Stadium: Dodger Stadium
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • TV-Time: MLBN - 10:10 p.m.

New York Mets Betting Analysis

After defeating the Nationals on Wednesday afternoon, the Mets are now 35-17 SU, 32-20 ATS, and have an O/U record of 27-22-3. The total has gone over in eight of the Met’s last nine games. Following this trend, the total has gone over in five of their last six when playing a National League opponent. When playing on the road this season the Mets have gone 16-9 SU and 17-8 ATS.  

New York’s offense has been on fire as of late, averaging 8.2 runs over their last five games. On the season the Mets have a batting average of .268 (1st), on base percentage of .340 (1st), slugging percentage of .410 (5th), and have scored 271 runs (1st). Designated hitter Pete Alonso has been excellent this season with a batting average of .284 (55-194), 13 home runs and 47 RBIs. The right fielder Starling Marte is having a nice season as well with a batting average of .286 (54-189), six home runs, and 31 RBIs.  

The Mets' pitched back-to-back shutouts in their most recent two games against Washington. On the season they are allowing opponents a batting average of .230 (11th), have a WHIP of 1.19 (9th), and have an ERA of 3.63 (10th). Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker is scheduled to start on Thursday. Walker is 3-0 in seven games this season with an ERA of 2.83 and has given up 32 hits, 11 earned runs, and struck out 19 batters in 35.0 innings of work. In his most recent outing against the Phillies, Walker struck out one batter in 5.0 innings while giving up six hits and two runs. 

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Analysis

Prior to the results of Wednesday night’s game against the Pirates, the Dodgers are 33-16 SU, 29-20 ATS, and have an O/U record of 22-25-2. The total has gone under in four of the Dodgers last five games. Going against this trend, the total has gone over in nine of their last 11 home games. Los Angeles has gone 13-4 SU in their last 17 games and 15-7 SU at home this season.  

Los Angeles has been one of the best hitting teams in baseball this season. As a team the Dodgers have a batting average of .251 (6th), on base percentage of .337 (2nd), slugging percentage of .430 (1st), and have scored 270 runs (1st). The first baseman Freddie Freeman leads the team with a batting average of .303 (57-188), four home runs, and 29 RBIs. Right fielder Mookie Bets has also had a solid season with a batting average of .298, 15 home runs, and 33 RBIs.  

The Dodgers bullpen ranks as the best in the league. As a team they are holding opponents to a batting average of .219 (3rd), have a WHIP of 1.09 (2nd), and have an ERA of 2.76 (1st). The right-hander Tony Gonsolin is expected to take the mound on Thursday. Gonsolin is 5-0 in seven games this season with an ERA of 1.80 and has given up 26 hits, nine earned runs, and struck out 44 batters in 45.0 innings. In his most recent outing, Gonsolin struck out seven batters in 6.0 innings while giving up four hits and two runs to the Diamondbacks.  

Key Players to Watch

  • NYM: Francisco Lindor - SS (Last Game: 1-3, RBI)
  • NYM: Pete Alonso - 1B (Last Game: 0-2, BB)
  • LAD: Mookie Betts - OF (Last Game: 3-5, 2 RBI)
  • LAD: Freddie Freeman - 1B (Last Game: 0-5, RBI)

Probable Pitchers

  • NYM: Taijuan Walker - RHP (3-0, 2.83 ERA, 19 K, 1.26 WHIP)
  • LAD: Tony Gonsolin - RHP (5-0, 1.80 ERA, 44 K, 0.93 WHIP)

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Conclusion

The Mets will be looking to win their seventh straight game on Thursday. This will be easier said than done going against a Dodgers team that is 15-7 SU at home this season. Gonsolin is the better pitcher in this matchup and I expect him to slow down the Mets offense. With that being said, the Dodger’s bats should be able to do enough damage against Walker to secure a win here. Backing the Dodgers moneyline.  

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