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It's Darvish Time for the Dodgers

With Clayton Kershaw injured, the Los Angeles Dodgers filled the void by acquiring star pitcher Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers at the trade deadline. Dodgers fans will get their first look at Darvish on Friday when they tangle with the New York Mets. Sportsbooks opened the Mets as +117 home underdogs with a total of 7.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Dodgers’ last four games against the Mets.
  • The Mets are 8-1 SU in their last nine games with Jacob deGrom as the starting pitcher.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Dodgers’ last seven games on the road.

Jacob deGrom will get the nod for the Mets. DeGrom (12-4, 3.29 ERA) had an eight-start winning streak snapped in his last appearance vs the Seattle Mariners when he allowed three runs on five hits while striking out 10 over six innings. The hurler has allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his last nine starts at Citi Field.

Darvish (6-9, 4.01) was hammered for a career-high 10 runs on nine hits over 3.2 innings vs Miami in his last outing, lowering his career record against National League opponents to 8-3. Darvish is a measly 0-5 in his past eight starts, so a change of scenery couldn’t have come at a better time.

Betting the runline has been a profitable endeavor when the Dodgers have faced the Mets of late. In the Dodgers’ last nine vs New York, they’re a perfect 9-0 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as -102 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-3.4 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

49-57 New York battles the Dodgers, currently with a 76-32 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Mets rated this week at No. 18 and the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 10 ranked offense (4.79 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.34 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8.67 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.69 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Atlanta on Thursday at SunTrust Park behind starter Alex Wood.

The Mets were saddled with a loss last time out in Rafael Montero's start, as they lost 5-4 against Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games
  • NY Mets is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at New York, Saturday, August 5