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 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Information

Once upon a time, the 2021 Mets looked like the team to beat in the National League East.  New York was riding high at the All-Star break, but is now in free fall.  Cause by the Mets putrid run production that has failed to support quality pitching.  New York is fighting for their playoff lives with no margin for error.  Gamblers no longer consider them for MLB best bets.  Counter to that is a Dodgers team that is in good form.  Los Angeles is a near-certain playoff team.  However, it may be a wild card berth.

 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Information

Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Citi Field, Queens, New York
TV Coverage: ESPN

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Betting Odds

Dodgers -1½ ( -105 ) 8 ( -110 ) -165
Mets +1½ ( -115 ) 8 ( -110 ) +155
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Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets CashBet Wagering Analysis

In this situation, the Dodgers are in better form, but they won’t get a good sportsbook odds price.  Los Angeles is simply too popular with the casual betting public.  First, LA boasts one of the largest generational fan bases in the country.  After that, the Dodgers’ success as a perennial playoff team appeals to squares.  All told, the Dodgers appeal to the comfort zone of the masses.  Therefore, when LA loses, it’s usually with the price of a heavy favorite.  One Dodger loss offsets several wins on a typical bankroll.

Also, the Mets have a rabid generational fan base.  But gamblers are starting to get cold feet.  New York is losing too often.  Correlate that lack of run production laying waste to a good pitching staff.  More gamblers are catching on to this problem.  Squares run for the tall grass. At the same time, sharps don’t want to reach on damaged goods.

Dodgers Fall to Wild Card Status

Los Angeles paid in six of their previous eight games.  Four of the Dodgers’ last six games went under the total.  Los Angeles is 68-45 straight up, 55-58 vs. the run line, and 54-54-5 over and under.  While on the road, LA is 32-25 straight up, 27-30 vs. the run line, and 29-27-1 over the total.  Los Angeles ranks 2nd in MLB for run production and 1st for earned run average.  Accordingly, the Dodgers are one of the most complete teams for Betting on MLB action.

Max Scherzer is the probable starter for the Dodgers.  So far, he is 9-4 with a 2.67 earned run average.  However, the Dodgers have split his last two starts.

Punchless Mets Meet Nightmare Slumps

First place in the National League East has been blown by the Mets.  New York lost seven of its last eight games.  Four of the Mets’ previous five games stayed under the total.  As a result, New York is 56-55 straight up, 45-63 vs. the run line, and 46-54-5 under the total.  At Citi Field, the Mets are 33-20 straight up, 20-30 vs. the run line, and 15-30-3 under the total.  MLB metrics show the Mets 29th for run production but 10th for earned run average.  To be exact, the Mets’ terrible run production has flooded gamblers with MLB betting odds red ink.

Of great concern is Mets probable starter Carlos Carrasco.  He spent most of the season in rehab and has a 5.79 ERA since his return.  Pete Alonso has been the only offense the Mets have had this season.  Alonso has 24 home runs and 63 runs batted in.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets ATS Stats

Overall, the Dodgers are 16-4 vs. the Mets in their series.  The Dodgers and Mets are 8-4 over the total.  Specifically, at Citi Field, the Dodgers are 8-1 in their last nine games.  The Mets and Dodgers are 5-4 to the over when meeting in New York.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Mets can’t score, have a questionable starter, and bring no MLB gambling value against the Dodgers.

Dodgers at Mets CashBet Best Bet: 

Los Angeles Dodgers


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