The New York Mets host the NL-leading Dodgers at Citi Field in a battle of the two top teams in the National League. This series could be a playoff preview carrying betting implications.
The New York Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers in an intriguing matchup of the two top teams in the National League. This three-game series pits the two betting favorites to represent the NL in this year’s World Series. These two clubs split a four-game set in LA back in June, so this matchup could be more telling as a potential playoff preview.
The Dodgers enter this series as one of the hottest teams in baseball since the mid-summer. LA’s gone 33-8 since July 13, and their 89-38 record rocks a 114-win pace. The Dodgers have muscled a plus-286 run differential, meaning they might be only the 10th modern team to finish at or above the plus-300 threshold.
The Mets, meanwhile, posted a 28-13 record since July 13th and sit right behind the Dodgers in OPS since the All-Star break (.839 – LA, .784 – New York). The Mets have nine more wins than LA over plus-.500 teams this season. FanGraphs puts the World Series chances for these teams near one another, with the Dodgers at 29.4 percent and the Mets at 27.3.
These two clubs remain the favorites at FanDuel to face off in this year’s NLCS.
Betting Mets, Dodgers World Series Odds
Over at BetMGM, the Dodgers continue to enjoy the shortest World Series odds, but the Mets remain in the betting mix. The Mets carry a higher handle percentage at BetMGM than Los Angeles, though not by much.
The World Series odds for these teams have shifted as the year progressed. New York’s other top team, the Yankees, saw recent struggles affect their futures odds as well.
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The Mets and the Dodgers remain the two National League favorites in betting odds for the World Series. Despite the Braves continuing their push in the NL East, Atlanta remains a distant third at most sportsbooks among NL teams.
Betting the Mets and Dodgers Series
This three-game series in Flushing, New York, features the two top NL squads and All-Star laden rosters. These two offenses remain among the best in baseball. The Dodgers have scored 224 runs (or 6.1 per game) and slammed 52 home runs over their 37 games since the All-Star break. The Mets, meanwhile, are averaging 4.7 runs per game this season and have also posted a 122 wRC+ in the second half.
The pitching matchups for this series lack most of the headliners from the Mets and Dodgers, but still provide plenty of betting intrigue. Tuesday’s Starters are Andrew Heany (2-1, 1.94 ERA) vs Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.38 ERA). Wednesday’s Starters are Tyler Anderson (13-2, 2.69 ERA) vs Jacob deGrom (3-1, 2.15 ERA). And Thursday’s Starters are Dustin May (1-1, 1.64 ERA) vs Chris Bassitt (11-7, 3.34 ERA).
Tuesday’s matchup between the Mets and Dodgers sees compelling betting odds at FanDuel. The Dodgers enter as favorites at -132, while the Mets see +112 betting odds on the moneyline. New York’s also a +1.5 underdog on the Run Line at -152.
The over/under for this matchup between the Dodgers and the Mets is set at 8.5, with the over 8.5 at -110 and the under 8.5 at -110.