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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 and the Mets will square off at Citi Field for the second of a three-game set on Wednesday, August 31st.

The Dodgers currently lead the National League West with a record of 90-38 and 45-22 on the road. The Mets are positioned first in the National League East standings with a record of 82-48, which includes an impressive 43-21 mark at home.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Prediction

The Mets send RHP Jacob deGrom to the mound against L. A.’s top-ranked scoring offense on Tuesday night (5.39 RSPG), who hasn’t missed a beat since returning from a shoulder injury, considering he’s 3-1 with a 2.15 ERA across five starts this season (0.55 WHIP), which is a slight upgrade upon his career 80-54 record and 2.49 ERA (1.00 WHIP).

On the flip side, the Dodgers send LHP Tyler Anderson to the mound against New York’s fifth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.69 RSPG), who’s comfortably having the best campaign of his seven-year career sitting 13-2 with a 2.69 ERA in 24 appearances this season (1.26 WHIP), which already includes a winning performance against the Mets (6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER).

I’ll take the under here, as Anderson has tossed five innings or more and allowed one run or less in six of his last eight outings for Los Angeles (2.08 WHIP, 1.02 WHIP); setting the stage for a low-scoring battle against the Mets and deGrom, who’s 0-4 with a 2.87 ERA in ten career starts against the Dodgers (0.99 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Dodgers 3, Mets 2
Best Bet: Under 6.5 (+100)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL East
  • Venue: Citi Field
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – MLB Network

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 9-2 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 6-5 in their last 11 games.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (13-2, 2.69 ERA)

Tyler Anderson will make his 23rd start of the season for Los Angeles, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 13-2 record and 2.69 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.02 WHIP, 30 walks, and 111 strikeouts across 140.2 innings of action. The 32-year-old left-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, as the Dodgers lost to Miami on August 26th on the road. Anderson tossed 5.1 innings and gave up two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Anderson owns a 6-2 road record this season in 12 starts, which includes a 3.17 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 19 walks, and 54 strikeouts in 71 innings of work.

New York: Jacob deGrom (3-1, 2.15 ERA)

The Mets’ right-hander Jacob deGrom owns a 3-1 record and 2.15 ERA in his fifth start of the season. deGrom also posted a 0.55 WHIP, while striking out 46 and walking two batters in 29.1 innings this season. New York’s 34-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came at home against the Rockies on August 25th. He threw six innings, allowing one run on three hits with one walk and nine strikeouts in a 3-1 Mets victory. deGrom is 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes two walks, 31 strikeouts, and a 0.45 WHIP over 17.2 innings of action.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – Series History

The Dodgers notched a 6-1 mark against the Mets during their 2021 campaign. In their first five matchups of this season, the Dodgers have owned a slight 3-2 edge.

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