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

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Analysis

The Dodgers will visit the Mets at Citi Field for the first of a three-game set on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Los Angeles is sitting in first place of the National League West standings at 89-38. In games away from Dodger Stadium they’ve earned a 44-22 record. The Mets currently pace the National League East with a record of 82-47, which has been aided by their sturdy 43-20 tally at home.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Prediction

The Mets send RHP Taijuan Walker to the hill against L. A.’s top-ranked scoring offense on Tuesday night (5.40 RSPG), who’s arguably having the best campaign of his ten-year career sitting 10-3 with a 3.38 ERA across 22 starts this season (1.18 WHIP), which already includes a losing performance against the Dodgers (5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER).

On the other hand, the Dodgers send LHP Andrew Heaney to the mound against New York’s fifth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.71 RSPG), who’s dominated since returning from his shoulder issue, considering he’s yielded an impressive 1.94 ERA and 1.01 WHIP across nine starts this season (41.2 IP, 9 ER), which is an enormous upgrade from his career 34-39 record and 4.55 ERA (1.25 WHIP).

I’ll take the over here, as the Dodgers’ lineup saw the ball well in their first go-around against Walker earlier this season (5.2 IP, 7 H), and Walker has struggled recently highlighted by his 6.31 ERA across his last six starts (1.60 WHIP); setting the stage for a relatively high-scoring battle against the against the Dodgers and Heaney, who’s 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA in his last three outings for Los Angeles (13.2 IP, 7 ER).

Score Prediction: Mets 6, Dodgers 5
Best Bet: Over 8.5 (-110)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL East
  • Venue: Citi Field
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – TBS

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – Current Form

The Dodgers have played excellent recently, highlighted by L. A. posting three straight series victories over the Marlins, Brewers, and Marlins again; resulting in an impressive 8-2 ledger across that window. Prior to those ten games, the Dodgers split a four-game set with the Brewers 2-2, which snapped L. A.'s streak of five straight series victories.

New York has also played solid as of late, highlighted by the Mets winning two of their last three series against the Rockies and Phillies; and dropping a two-game set against the Yankees wedged between, making the Mets 6-4 in their last ten games.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Andrew Heaney (2-1, 1.94 ERA)

Andrew Heaney is on the hill for the Dodgers in this contest as he makes his tenth start of the season hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 2-1 with a 1.94 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, 12 walks and 62 strikeouts over 41.2 innings of work this season. Heaney grabbed the win in his last start, which came at home against Milwaukee on August 24th. He threw six innings, allowing two runs on four hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts in an eventual 12-6 Dodgers win. Pitching on the road this season, Heaney is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, three walks and 27 strikeouts over 16 innings in four starts.

New York: Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.38 ERA)

Mets’ right-hander Taijuan Walker owns a 10-3 record and 3.38 ERA in his 23rd start of the season. Walker also posted a 1.20 WHIP, while striking out 88 and walking 35 batters in 117.1 innings this season. Walker didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the New York Yankees on August 23th. He threw five innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts in an eventual 4-2 the Mets defeat. In his nine home starts this season, Walker is 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, 15 walks and 33 strikeouts over 49 innings of work.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – Series History

The Dodgers owned the 2021 regular season series, producing a 6-1 mark against New York. However this season, the Mets and Dodgers have split four matchups 2-2.

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