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Los Angeles Dodgers take on Mets in baseball test

Los Angeles DodgersNew York Mets
May 8, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the New York vs Los Angeles battle on Sunday at Citi Field as the Mets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Mets will turn to R.A. Dickey and his 1-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw (3-3) to the hill.

View LA Dodgers vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Mets as +110 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 9-ranked Mets and the National League No. 13-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

New York owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 12-rated defense.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -132 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Mets, who beat them 4-2 on Saturday behind a start from Dillon Gee at Citi Field.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 1-9
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Dodgers at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
NY Mets are 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh, Monday, May 9
NY Mets at Colorado, Monday, May 9

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