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Dodgers In The Midst Of Historically Good Run

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in baseball right now. The Dodgers have gone a ridiculous 43-7 in their past 50 games. To put that into historical context, the last team to do that was the 1912 San Francisco Giants. Other notable events in 1912 include Alaska becoming an American territory, the election of Woodrow Wilson and the Titanic sinking. Can the Dodgers continue this absurd pace when they close out their weekend series with the New York Mets on Sunday?

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 8-0 SU in their past 8 games against the Mets.
  • The Mets are 2-8 in their past 10 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the past 6 games between the Dodgers and Mets.

Veteran Hyun-Jin Ryu has been overshadowed in the loaded Dodgers rotation but the lefty has put up continually stellar performances. Ryu has posted a 2.60 ERA in his past five starts while striking out a batter per inning. Ryu faced the Mets once already this season, allowing five hits and two runs in 5.0 innings in late June.

Inversely, Mets starter Steven Matz has been struggling over the past month. Matz has an absurd 11.78 ERA while allowing opposing batters to hit .444 across his past five starts dating back to July 9. The southpaw has flashed some skill on occasion, as he held a no-hitter in his last start through the first 4.1 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers before the first pitch in this match found them as -167 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-2.8 victory for 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

New York (49-59) will face the 78-32 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Mets at No. 18 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Mets No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.74 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Dodgers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.1 runs per game. The Mets have averaged 8.61 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.66 per nine innings).

Los Angeles brings the No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles rolled to a 7-4 win against New York on Saturday, as Rich Hill and the Dodgers' bats led the team to victory at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 12 games
  • NY Mets is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Mets is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Arizona, Tuesday, August 8
New York home to Texas, Tuesday, August 8