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MLB Betting Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets – August 6, 2017

Justin Turner of the LA Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Citi Field in Queens, New York
  • Date & Time: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 8:08 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: LAD -170 | NYM +153
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: LA Dodgers -170 for 3 Units

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets will wrap up their 3 game series set, Sunday evening on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. The Dodgers and Mets have faced each other 5 times already this year with the Dodgers winning 6-0 by the combined score of 50-15!

The Dodgers and Mets played home run derby on Saturday with the Dodgers getting home runs from Justin Turner, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger. The Mets got home runs from Curtis Granderson, Wilmer Flores and Michael Conforto. The Dodgers ended up winning the game by the score of 4-3 and will be looking for the sweep on Sunday!

LA Dodgers Top Run Differential In Majors

The LA Dodgers are the hottest team in the majors going 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Dodgers are 77-32 on the season and are in first place by 14 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers are 19-6 on the year against teams from the NL East Division and will be looking to finish off a perfect season against the Mets on Sunday.

The Dodgers have the top Run Differential in the majors. They have allowed 554 Runs and have allowed 361 Runs, giving them a +193 Run Differential. The Dodgers rank in the top 5 of nearly every offensive statistical category tracked by MLB. They are 5th in Team Batting Average, 3rd in Runs Scored and 3rd in Home Runs. On the pitching side of things, they are the top pitching staff with a 3.08 ERA.

Mets Continue To Struggle

The struggling New York Mets have gone 2-8 over their last 10 games and are now 15 games behind the NL East Division leading Washington Nationals. The Mets are 49-59 and have an elimination number of 40. The Mets have gone 11-17 this year against teams from the NL West Division.

The Mets have a -56 Run Differential this year. They have scored 512 Runs and have allowed 568 Runs. The Mets are batting .251 as a team, which is 9th in the National League. They have scored the 7th most Runs in the National League and have also hit the 3rd most home runs with 156.

Dodgers Simply Better Than Mets

The LA Dodgers have been perfect this year against the Mets winning all 6 games. They are the best team in the National League and arguments can be made that they are the best team in the majors. Their offense is as powerful as any in the National League and they have by far the best pitching staff in the majors.

They will take on the Mets who are struggling on both sides of the ball. The Dodgers will get the win and wrap up the sweep on Sunday.

  • Pick: LA Dodgers -170 for 3 Units