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Kershaw Owns Undefeated Career Record vs the Mets

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been red-hot of late and will aim to collect their fourth straight victory and 10th in 11 contests when they begin a nine-game homestand against the New York Mets on Monday. Sportsbooks opened the Dodgers as heavy -290 home chalk with a total of seven.

Shark Bites
  • The Mets are 1-3 SU in their last four games against the Dodgers.
  • The Mets are 0-7 SU and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Mets’ last five games on the road against the Dodgers.

Zack Wheeler and Clayton Kershaw are slated to get the start on the mound. Wheeler (3-4, 4.48 ERA) allowed eight runs on six hits and three walks in less than two innings before being pulled and taking the loss to the Chicago Cubs in his last appearance. The 27-year-old, who sat out the 2015 and 2016 seasons while recovering from elbow surgery, is making his first career start against the Dodgers.

Kershaw (9-2, 2.23) has allowed a total of four runs over 21 innings in his last three outings, including a win at Cleveland on Tuesday. The star pitcher has never lost to the Mets, as he owns a career record of 7-0 with a minuscule 1.29 ERA in 11 starts vs New York.

The Dodgers have been great at starting things off on the right foot when facing a new team. In Los Angeles’ last nine series openers, the Dodgers are 8-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Mets were 260 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.4-3.4 win for the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (44-26) will face the 31-37 Mets in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 7 and the New York Mets sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.46 hits per game. The New York Mets average 8.57 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Washington on Sunday at Citi Field behind starter J deGrom.

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 8-7 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Kenta Maeda.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 20th