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Dodgers face New York Mets: MLB odds preview and stats

Los Angeles DodgersNew York Mets
July 21, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Odds

50-44TEAM RECORD47-46

New York will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to Citi Field.

Miguel Batista gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Capuano brings a 9-5 ledger to the game for the Dodgers as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.

View LA Dodgers vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as -107 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Mets and the league No. 2-ranked Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +138 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 7-6 final on Friday in support of Aaron Harang at Citi Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 1-9
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 10-0
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Dodgers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
LA Dodgers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
NY Mets are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at NY Mets, Sunday, July 22