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Mets vs Dodgers Odds, Picks & Starting Pitchers (April 17)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 16, 2023 · 8:27 PM PDT

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May mid-pitch
Mar 19, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May (85) pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Dodgers are -164 home favorites over the Mets on Monday night.
  • Lefty David Peterson (0-2, 4.91) will start for the Mets against the Dodgers’ Dustin May (1-1, 1.47)
  • A look at the Mets vs Dodgers matchup and odds can be found below with a pick

The New York Mets will try to stay hot when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

The Mets (10-6, 6-4 road) ran their winning streak to four games by beating the Athletics 4-3 in 10 innings on Sunday at Oakland. The Dodgers (8-8, 5-4 home) dropped two of three to the Chicago Cubs over the weekend at home, including 3-2 on Sunday.

MLB Network will broadcast the game.

Mets vs Dodgers Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
New York Mets +138 +1.5 (-142) Over 8.5 (-110)
Los Angeles Dodgers -164 -1.5 (+118) Under 8.5 (-110)

The Dodgers are -164 favorites on the moneyline over the Mets, giving them a 62.12% implied win probability in the MLB odds. Los Angeles has +850 World Series championship odds and New York is listed at +950.

The weather forecast calls for cloudy skies, a game time temperature of 62 with a low of 49 and southwest wind at 5-15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Odds as of April 16th at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Mets vs Dodgers Probable Pitchers

Mets left-hander David Peterson (0-2, 4.91) will pitch against Dustin May (1-1, 1.47). Both will be working on five days of rest.

Peterson vs May

David Peterson
Dustin May
0-2 Record 1-1
4.91 ERA 1.47
4.68 xERA 3.37
1.84 WHIP 0.76
2.00 SO/W 1.71

Peterson lost to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night in New York despite giving up just two runs in 5.2 innings. The Padres got six hits off Peterson, who struck out six and walked two.

Peterson has made one career start against the Dodgers. That came last season, and he had a no-decision while allowing four runs (one earned) in 3.2 innings.

In two road starts this season, Peterson is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA. Two of his starts have come at night and he is 0-2 despite a fine 2.53 ERA.

May took his first loss of the season Tuesday as he battled control issues against the Giants in San Francisco. He allowed two runs and two hits in 5.1 innings with three strikeouts and four walks.

This will be May’s first career start against the Mets. He pitched one scoreless inning of relief against them in 2019.

May has made one start at Dodger Stadium this season and pitched seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has made all three of his starts in 2023 at night.

May’s NL Cy Young odds are +6000.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Mets Batters Batting Average vs Dustin May
Tim Locastro 1.000
Eduardo Escobar .500
Mark Canha .400
Tommy Pham .250
Brandon Nimmo .000
Daniel Vogelbach .000
Dodgers Batters Batting Average vs David Peterson
Miguel Rojas .556
Mookie Betts .500
Freddie Freeman .250
J.D. Martinez .000
Jason Heyward .000
Chris Taylor .000

Mets left fielder Mark Canha is 2 for 5 off May. Against Peterson, Dodgers shortstop Miguel Rojas is 5 for 9 with two doubles and a home run but designated hitter J.D. Martinez is hitless in six at-bats.

Mets vs Dodgers Betting Trends

A solo home run by Pete Alonso in the ninth inning tied the score Sunday and the Mets plated the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the 10th as they rallied for their win over the Athletics.

Francisco Lindor and Tommy Pham also homered for the Mets, who are expected to recall third base prospect Brett Baty from Triple-A Syracuse prior to Monday’s game. Baty is rated as the 30th-best prospect in the game by Baseball America and has +1600 NL Rookie of the Year odds.

Chris Taylor provided the Dodgers’ highlight Sunday with a solo shot in the loss to the Cubs. Mookie Betts, who has +850 NL MVP odds. went 3 for 4 as Los Angeles scored just six runs in the three-game series.

The Dodgers placed catcher Will Smith on the 7-day concussion injured list before Sunday’s game and signed Austin Wynns as a free agent. Wynn had elected free agency Friday after being designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants.

Wynns is expected to make his Dodgers’ debut Monday.

Mets vs Dodgers Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
9/1/22 Mets Dodgers NYM, 5-3
8/31/22 Mets Dodgers NYM, 2-1
8/30/22 Mets Dodgers LAD, 4-3
6/5/22 Dodgers Mets NYM, 5-4
6/4/22 Dodgers Mets NYM, 9-4
6/3/22 Dodgers Mets LAD, 6-1
6/2/22 Dodgers Mets LAD, 2-0
8/22/21 Dodgers Mets NYM, 7-2
8/21/21 Dodgers Mets LAD, 4-3
8/20/21 Dodgers Mets LAD, 3-2

The Mets won the season series 4-3 last year but the Dodgers went 44-23 against New York in a 10-season span from 2012-21. Last year, Lindor went 8 for 23 (.348) for the Mets with two doubles and one home run.

Mets vs Dodgers Prediction

It’s hard to bet against May but the Mets are hot and look enticing as a spread bet.

Pick: Mets +1.5 (-142)

Season Record: 9-4 (+3.1 units) ML


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