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Runs Typically Rare When NYM, LAD Meet

With both the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets employing some of the best pitchers in the game today, it should be no surprise that offense can be hard to come by when these two clubs clash. The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven meetings between the Mets and Dodgers with the teams combining for an average of 6.1 runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers’ lineup is batting a career .170 against Noah Syndergaard.
  • The Dodgers have won just one of their past six road games.
  • The Mets have won four of their past five games when hosting the Dodgers.

After starting the season looking untouchable, Dodgers’ pitcher Kenta Maeda has fallen off. Maeda has allowed four runs in four of his past five starts while posting a 2.1-to-1 K/BB ratio. The Japanese allowed six hits, four earned runs and two home runs in five innings of work when he first faced the Mets this season. 

Noah Syndergaard will take to the mound for the Mets coming off back-to-back shutout performances. Syndergaard has recorded 21 strikeouts and no walks in his past two outings. The last team to score a run against ‘Thor’ was the Dodgers – a game that the Mets won 4-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Mets as -145 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-2.1 win for the Dodgers on Saturday. 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

The New York Mets bring a 28-19 record to the battle against the 25-24 Dodgers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The New York Mets sit at No. 23 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 8 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 22 ranked offense (3.96 runs per game) against a Los Angeles Dodgers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.84 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 7.77 hits per game, less than the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

New York owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Mets on Friday, with Julio Urias throwing 2.2 innings of 5-hit ball at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at New York, Sunday, May 29th