Mets vs. Dodgers Prediction
The host Los Angeles Dodgers will face one of the best pitchers in baseball today as they open a series against the New York Mets. Can Los Angeles navigate its way past Jacob de Grom and New York as the favorites?
Monday, September 3, 2018
Dodger Stadium at 8:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -127 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +117 underdog, while the total sits at 7 runs. As of Monday morning, 76 percent of public bets are siding with host Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Syndergaard tosses first career complete game
New York hurler Noah Syndergaard threw his first-ever complete game at the MLB level Sunday afternoon to lead his squad to a 4-1 win at the Giants. Syndergaard allowed one earned run on two hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk over the nine innings. Jeff McNeil went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to help pace the offense. Todd Frazier was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run. Michael Conforto contributed a 2-run homer in four at-bats. Brandon Nimmo walked twice in four plate appearances.
Dodgers take three of four from D-backs
Los Angeles took over first place in the NL West over the weekend by taking three of four against visiting Arizona, winning 3-2 Sunday afternoon on a walk-off two-run double by Matt Kemp. It was the second straight game Kemp recorded the game-winning hit. Kemp entered the game late and finished 1-for-2 with the 2-run double. Max Muncy was 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his 31st of the season, plus a walk. Walker Buehler helped his own cause by going 2-for-2. Kenley Jansen picked up the win in relief as he allowed one hit with one strikeout in an inning of work.
The hard-luck deGrom (8-8, 1.68 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets, while the Dodgers counter with Alex Wood (8-6, 3.42).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 8-2-1 in deGrom's last 11 road starts. The under is 17-5-1 in deGrom's last 23 starts on grass.
The Dodgers are 8-1 in their last nine games overall. The under is 9-3-1 in the last 13 Los Angeles home games.
I'd love to pull the trigger on the Mets, but I can never trust them to score enough when deGrom is on the hill. Los Angeles has been playing a slew of low-scoring games lately and it should struggle to score today against a premier pitcher. I think the best play on the board in this game is the under.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: METS/DODGERS UNDER 7