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New York MetsLos Angeles Dodgers
Aug 12, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

54-61TEAM RECORD67-50

The visiting Mets hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

For the Dodgers, Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, charged with keeping the Mets hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jenrry Mejia, 1-1 on the year.

View NY Mets vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +-194 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Dodgers and the National League No. 12-rated Mets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 7-rated National League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 9-5 winner on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on New York at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York got the job done in their last match in a 9-5 victory over Arizona on Sunday at Chase Field behind starter Jonathon Niese.

In their last action, Los Angeles was an 8-2 winner at home against the Rays. Bettors on Los Angeles at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers enjoyed an 8-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Sunday, with Clayton Kershaw throwing 8 innings of 3-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Mets at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at LA Dodgers, Tuesday, August 13

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