Dodgers vs. Mets Prediction
The NL-best Los Angeles Dodgers will try and play spoiler tonight in a series opener at the Wild Card hopeful New York Mets. Can LA notch the win as it sends ace Clayton Kershaw to the hill?
Friday, September 13, 2019
Citi Field at 7:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are a -126 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +116 underdog, while the over-under sits at 7.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Dodgers bounce back in finale
Los Angeles rebounded from a loss the day before at lowly Baltimore to secure a 4-2 victory Thursday night in the series finale. Cody Bellinger helped pace the Dodgers offense as he went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. A.J. Pollock was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. Gavin Lux ended the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. Tony Gonsolin picked up the win in relief a as he allowed one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts and no walks over three innings. Clayton Kershaw gets the start tonight as he enters with a 13-5 record, 3.06 ERA and 1.05 WHIP plus 171 strikeouts over 159 innings pitched.
Mets dominate D-backs
New York swept visiting Arizona in four games Thursday afternoon as it won the finale by a count of 11-1. Juan Lagares led the Mets offense as he finished 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs. Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a solo homer plus a walk. Todd Frazier was 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored. Michael Conforto finished 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and three runs. Tomas Nido went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Marcus Stroman picked up the win as he gave up one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts and four walks over 6 1/3 innings. Noah Syndergaard draws the start tonight for New York as he comes in with a 10.7 record, 4.06 ERA and 1.19 WHIP plus 176 strikeouts across 175 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 1-5 in their last six Friday games. Los Angeles is 91-32 in its last 123 Kershaw starts.
The Mets are 5-0 in their last six games versus the NL West. New York is 4-0 in its last four home games.
It's difficult to pick against Kershaw, but the Dodgers used a good portion of their bullpen yesterday after a first-inning injury to Rich Hill. Not to mention LA had lost at Baltimore the day before. The Dodgers haven't been nearly as good on the road this season and the Mets are playing good baseball in their postseason push. Bet on Syndergaard and the hosts tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +116