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MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Mets at New York

Los Angeles DodgersNew York Mets
May 6, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD13-18

The New York Mets host Los Angeles on Friday, looking to build on their 13-18 mark against the 15-17 Dodgers in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between Jonathon Niese for the Mets (1-4 on the year) and Hiroki Kuroda for Los Angeles (3-2 so far).

View LA Dodgers vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mets as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles was a 5-1 loser in its last match at home against the Cubs. They lost as -118 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Dodgers were saddled with a loss last time out in Ted Lilly's start, as they lost 5-1 against Chicago on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

The Mets were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over San Francisco on Thursday at Citi Field behind starter Mike Pelfrey.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

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 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets' last 16 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at NY Mets, Saturday, May 7