It’s never a good idea to count out a good team when they are on a poor run of form or are behind in any game. The best teams in the MLB have a way of consistently digging themselves out of tough holes, which is why the most durable teams end up being in the playoff picture at the end of a long regular season. A perfect example of this can be seen by looking at the New York Yankees. They have been absolutely hammered by injuries this season, with as many as 13 players out at any one time, yet they are still on top in the AL East. On Wednesday night, the LA Dodgers showed that they had some grit and determination of their own, hitting 4 runs in the 9th inning to come back against the New York Mets to secure a 9-8 win. Those two teams will close out a 4-game series on Thursday night, with the Dodgers up 2-1. LA are in as a 1 ½ run favorite, with the O/U for this one set at 8 ½.
Mets vs Dodgers MLB Betting Spread, Preview & Expert Pick
- When: Thursday May 30 at 10 PM EST
- Where: Dodger Stadium, LA
- TV: ESPN+
- Radio: New York / Los Angeles
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Starting Pitchers: Vargas Vs Ryu
- MLB Odds: Dodgers -1.5 (-145)
Why bet on the New York Mets?
It is going to be interesting to see how the Mets respond to gassing a late lead in such spectacular fashion. This game will be a very good test of their mettle, as they have been playing very well of late. Will that loss burst their bubble or build their resolve? The Mets really had been playing well in the last couple of weeks, going 7-2 SU in the 9 games prior to that loss.
The bad thing for them after that is that they are now back below the .500 mark and are also now 6 games back of the Philadelphia Phillies at the top of the NL East. While the Mets have been a rather brutal 12-19 SU on the road, they have been a very good bet against the spread away from home, going 13-6 ATS as a road dog. They will send Jason Vargas (1-2, 5.22 ERA) to the mound for this one.
- Runs: 4.71
- Hits: 8.58
- Walks: 3.47
- Strike Outs: 9.44
- Runs: 4.95
- Hits: 8.91
- Walks: 3.47
- Strike Outs: 9.22
Why bet on the LA Dodgers?
There is a bit of a dog eat dog scenario taking place in the NL West, with the LA Dodgers being the only team yet to be really sucked into the fight. They have remained incredibly consistent, and while the teams below them continue to beat each other up, the Dodgers just keep winning, building an 8-game lead in the West in the process. While the Dodgers have been solid all around, it is their play at home that is truly something to behold.
At this point, they are 21-7 SU, although not quite as sound against the spread, going 15-13 as a home favorite. They will love having Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-1, 1.65 ERA) on the mound for this one.
- Runs: 5.46
- Hits: 8.86
- Walks: 4.16
- Strike Outs: 7.62
- Runs: 4.04
- Hits: 7.79
- Walks: 2.29
- Strike Outs: 8.66
Mets vs Dodgers MLB Betting Trends
- Mets are 7-3 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went OVER in 7 of the Mets’ last 9 games
- Dodgers are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went OVER in 9 of the Dodgers’ last 9 games
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Mets vs Dodgers
The Mets have been better than expected in this series, but facing Ryu may be their toughest test yet. He has been quite simply overpowering on the mound, which is why I am on the Dodgers to win and cover.
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