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Dodgers Struggling In La-La Land

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not been giving their home fans much reason to come out to the ballpark with the team dropping six of their past seven games at Dodgers Stadium. Those seven games have seen the Dodgers average an abysmal 1.7 runs per game and not score more than three runs once. If the Dodgers want to stay above the .500 mark they will need to start winning in LA when they host the New York Mets Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Mets are 4-0 SU in their past four games against teams with winning records.
  • Yoenis Cespedes is 0-for-6 with five strikeouts in his career against Scott Kazmir.
  • The Dodgers are 0-4 in their past four games following consecutive wins.

The Dodgers will hope to get some sort of magic out of Scott Kazmir when he takes to the mound – despite the lefty being their worst starter of the season statistically. Kazmir has a 5.68 ERA in six starts and has allowed four earned runs or more in four of his past five starts.

Steven Matz – who will start for the Mets – has been one of the best pitchers in baseball recently. After getting rocked in his first start of the season, Matz is 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA while posting a 29-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Mets were listed as -105 on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-2.4 result in favor of 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

15-15 Los Angeles battles the Mets, currently with a 19-11 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers and the No. 2-rated New York Mets in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.23 hits per game. The New York Mets average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.93 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from M Harvey - will prevail again after their 4-3 victory against San Diego at PETCO Park.

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre behind starter Ross Stripling.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • NY Mets is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • LA Dodgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • LA Dodgers is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 10th