Mets vs. Dodgers Prediction 

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 9/4/18, Prediction & Odds

The New York Mets used a pinch-hit 3-run homer in the ninth inning last night to stun the host Los Angeles Dodgers. Can Los Angeles bounce back as the heavy favorites tonight or will New York win for a second straight day as underdogs?

Game Snapshot

913 New York Mets at 915 Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dodger Stadium at 10:10PM ET

TV: SportsNet LA (LAD)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -235 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +215 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8 runs. As of Tuesday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are siding with host LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

deGrom stellar once again

Jacob deGrom gave up one earned run on two hits with six strikeouts and a walk over six innings in the Mets' 4-2 win Monday at Los Angeles. With the no-decision, deGrom stays at 8-8 on the season despite a 1.68 ERA and a 11.1 K's per nine innings rate. Brandon Nimmo hit a pinch-hit 3-run homer to lift New York to the win. Amed Rosario finished 3-for-5 with a stolen base, while Jay Bruce was 1-for-3 with a double plus a walk and two runs. deGrom helped his own cause by going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Robert Gsellman earned his 10th save as he allowed one earned run on two hits in an inning of work.

Turner homers off deGrom

Justin Turner accounted for the first Dodgers run yesterday as he hit a first-inning solo homer. He also walked in four plate appearances. Manny Machado finished 2-for-4 with a double. Alex  Verdugo went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Cody Bellinger was also 2-for-4. Kenta Maeda took the loss in relief as he allowed three earned runs on two hits over 1 1/3 innings.

Jason Vargas (5-8, 6.56 ERA) will get the start today for the Mets, while LA turns to Rich Hill (6-5, 3.59).

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The Mets are 10-27 in their last 37 Tuesday games. New York is 3-8 in Vargas' last 11 road starts. 

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Los Angeles is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.

Prediction:

New York stole one yesterday after deGrom left the game, but don't look for the same result today. Vargas has pitched better over the last month, but he's still Vargas. Hill seems to be getting into a groove and should have some run support to work with. Go with the Dodgers. I'm going with the runline bet.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES DODGERS RL -115

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