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Mets Enjoy Being Overlooked By Books

Bartolo Colon Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw New York Mets

Although it has been a rarity, the New York Mets have thrived when closing as an underdog. The Mets are 5-1 SU in their past six games as underdogs – including going 2-1 so far in that spot this season. The Mets will close out their four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers as dogs on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 2-8 SU in their past 10 games at home.
  • Clayton Kershaw leads MLB with a 0.77 WHIP.
  • Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson are a combined 2-for-20 lifetime against Clayton Kershaw.

The Mets will be underdogs because they will be facing off against Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers’ ace has been ridiculously good since the start of May with a 1.13 ERA and a 24-to-0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his two starts this month. Kershaw could add to these impressive numbers against the Mets – a team that he has gone 6-0 against with a 1.34 ERA in nine career starts.

However, the Mets will start the ever-magical Bartolo Colon. The oldest player in MLB has a 2.82 ERA while walking just four batters through his seven appearances this season. For anyone expecting Colon to hit his second-career home run after hitting his first during his last outing, the 18-year veteran is 0-for-2 lifetime against Kershaw.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Mets listed as underdogs of 200 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-3.2 win for the Dodgers on Thursday. 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

The Los Angeles Dodgers bring a 17-17 record to the battle against the 20-12 Mets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Mets sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.18 hits per game. The New York Mets average 8.09 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

New York brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mets enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with N Syndergaard throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Colorado, Friday, May 13th
Los Angeles home to St. Louis, Friday, May 13th