Over the past few seasons Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has built a reputation as the best pitcher in baseball. Unfortunately that reputation hasn’t carried over to the postseason. He has a career 1-5 record in the playoffs with an ugly 5.12 ERA. He has, however, maintained a strong strikeout rate in the playoffs, averaging 10.2 K’s over nine innings. In his most recent start vs the Mets in late July, Kershaw registered a complete game.
- The Dodgers are 8-1 in Kershaw’s last nine starts vs the Mets.
- The Mets are 11-3 in their last 14 games on the road.
- The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 games road games vs the Dodgers.
Taking the hill for the Mets is Jacob deGrom, who’s making his first career playoff start. The Mets have responded well when deGrom’s on the mound for road games, winning eight of his last nine road starts.
The Mets won the season series between the two teams, winning four out of seven games with each team hosting a series. One of those wins included 7.2 shutout innings from deGrom. He only allowed two hits in the game and had eight strikeouts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting New York Mets were 185 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bodog. The total was 5.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5-4.5 win for the Mets on Friday. 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 sport a record of 92-70 heading into this matchup, while the New York Mets sit at 90-72 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs New York injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 15 and the New York Mets at No. 14 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Los Angeles Dodgers No. 19-rated offense, averaging 4.12 runs per game, against a New York Mets defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.78 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have averaged 8.29 hits per game so far, less than New York Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.35 hits per game).
Defensively, New York features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.99 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Mets didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Washington 1-0 on Sunday at Citi Field.
The Dodgers enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Padres on Sunday, with C Kershaw throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.
- NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 6 games
- NY Mets is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets’s last 14 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games at home
- LA Dodgers is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing NY Mets
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Los Angeles, Saturday, October 10th