Following a high-scoring game last night, will the Mets and Dodgers play more of a pitcher’s duel on Wednesday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
957 New York Mets at 958 Los Angeles Dodgers
Monday, September 5, 2018
7:35 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium
TV: NYM (SNY); LAD (SNLA)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Dodgers are -185 money line favorites. As of this writing, 68% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Mets on the moneyline.
Mets’ Wheeler strikes out nine in tough loss
Zack Wheeler lost despite holding the Giants to one run in seven innings Friday. Wheeler struck out nine and walked none in taking his first loss since June. He’s now 6-1 with a 1.02 ERA in 53 innings since the All-Star break. It’s likely something of a fluke that he’s given up just one homer in that span, but that he’s walked only 10 could be a real breakthrough. Now he just needs to show he can stay healthy.
Dodgers’ Ryu sharp against Diamondbacks in last start
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday against the Diamondbacks. Ryu gave up a two-run homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first, but everything else went great tonight. He allowed just four hits, walked none and struck out five. He’ll get the Mets next time out.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 8-2 in Wheeler’s last 10 starts.
The Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 games overall.
The under is 3-1-1 in the Mets’ last five games and 5-0 in Wheeler’s last five starts when facing a team with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 7-1 in Ryu’s last eight home starts and 4-1 in his last five outings overall.
The Pick: Mets/Dodgers under 7