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LA Dodgers vs New York Yankees Odds, Predictions and Starting Pitchers (Saturday, June 8)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in MLB Baseball

Updated Jun 8, 2024 · 10:06 AM PDT

May 28, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes (65) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
  • The LA Dodgers and New York Yankees continue their series on Saturday
  • The MLB betting odds for Saturday favor the Yanks to even the series
  • Read below for Dodgers vs Yankees odds, predictions and starting pitchers

The New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, June 8 at 7:35 PM EST in the second game of a three-game interleague series at Yankee Stadium. In Friday’s series opener, the Dodgers edged the Yankees 2-1 in an 11-inning pitchers’ duel.

Oddsmakers in Vegas favor the Bronx Bombers to get even at home on Saturday, pricing New York as slight -125 moneyline favorites. LA are +105 underdogs, while the over/under is set at 8.5 runs.

Let’s dive into the Dodgers vs Yankees odds for Saturday as we provide our MLB best bets and predictions.

LA Dodgers vs New York Yankees Odds – June 8

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Dodgers +1.5 (-190) +105 Over 8.5 (-120)
Yankees -1.5 (+155) -125 Under 8.5 (+100)

In the Dodgers vs Yankees odds for Saturday, New York is a -125 moneyline favorite at home, giving them a 55.6% implied win probability.

The over/under for Saturday’s MLB game is set at -125, with -120 odds favoring the “over”. This means the oddsmakers are expecting a high-scoring affair.

The weather should be perfect for baseball at Yankee Stadium on Saturday evening. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a game time temperature of 78°F (26°C). Fans can tune into the game on FOX.

 

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Odds as of June 8, 2024, at BetMGM Sportsbook. Check out the best MLB betting site for Dodgers vs Yankees tonight. 

LA Dodgers Betting Analysis

The 40-25 Dodgers sit atop the NL West and have won seven of their last 10 overall. Their pitching has been dominant, posting a 2.37 team ERA over that span with 10.4 K/9.

Offensively, they are averaging a solid 4.6 runs per game in their last 10. For the season, the Dodgers lead MLB with a .802 OPS with the bases empty and a .784 OPS vs right-handed pitching since 2022.

Several Dodgers are having excellent individual seasons. Mookie Betts is leading the team with a .312 average while Shohei Ohtani is smashing the ball with a team-high 15 home runs and a .312 average.

Freddie Freeman is hitting .291 with 17 doubles, two triples, eight homers, and 38 walks. Will Smith has 16 doubles, nine homers, and a .291 average.

Yankees Betting Analysis

The 45-20 Yankees own the best record in baseball and the AL East lead. They had won eight straight, including sweeps of the Giants and Twins, before Friday’s loss. New York leads MLB in both ERA (2.78) and runs per game.

Aaron Boone’s team are an MLB-best 8-4 when allowing 10+ hits and are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against National League opponents. The Bronx Bombers have slugged .729 on the first pitch of at-bats this season, tops in baseball.

Individually, Juan Soto paces the Yankees with a .318 average and ranks top five in MLB in both homers and RBI. Aaron Judge leads the team with 21 home runs (1st in MLB) and 55 RBI (2nd).

Rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe is hitting .286 with 10 doubles, six triples, six homers and 23 walks. He’s riding a seven-game hitting streak, batting .304 over his last 10. Alex Verdugo has 12 doubles, a triple, eight homers and is hitting .253.

Starting Pitchers

The Dodgers will start 24-year-old righty Gavin Stone, who is 6-2 with a 2.90 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 62 innings. He’s allowed just four home runs but has a low 19.4% strikeout rate. Stone is coming off five shutout innings vs Colorado, allowing four hits and two walks with six Ks. He’s 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA in four road starts.

Stone
VS
Cortes
6-2 Record 3-4
2.90 ERA 3.46
OFF xERA OFF
1.19 WHIP 1.07
OFF K/BB 4.93
For the Yankees, 28-year-old lefty Nestor Cortes gets the ball. He’s 3-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 75.1 innings. Cortes has punched out 74 and allowed 10 homers. He lasted just 4.1 innings last time out in San Francisco, yielding three runs on seven hits, including two long balls.

But at home, Cortes has been nearly untouchable – 3-1 with a minuscule 1.12 ERA in six Yankee Stadium starts. The play of Cortes has been factored into our Dodgers vs Yankees prediction tonight.

LA Dodgers vs New York Yankees Prediction

In a battle of two of the best teams in baseball, we’re backing the Yankees at home behind Nestor Cortes. The crafty lefty has been nearly untouchable at Yankee Stadium this season, and his ability to keep the ball in the park should help neutralize the Dodgers’ powerful lefty bats like Freeman and Muncy.

The Yankees also have the benefit of a well-rested bullpen after Friday’s extra-inning affair. Offensively, the Bronx Bombers have a decided advantage against Dodgers rookie Stone. The aggressive Yankees, who slug .729 on the first pitch (best in MLB), could feast on the inexperienced righty.

If Juan Soto is sidelined again, it’s a big hit to the Yankees’ offense. But the emergence of rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe helps offset that loss. With Cortes dealing and the Yankees’ bats having the edge against Stone, look for New York to even the series on Saturday night in the Bronx.

LA-NY Saturday Pick:

  • Yankees ML (-125)

 

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