The New York Mets have been one of the most disappointing teams this season, but the Dodgers have also failed to completely live up to expectations in 2023. They hold just a slim one game lead over the Diamondbacks in the NL West.
Both teams are searching for momentum this weekend when they face-off in a three game set. The Dodgers blanked the Mets in Game 1, beating them by a final score of 6-0.
In this article, I'm going to break down why the Dodgers are the bet to make in this interleague matchup.
Dodgers vs. Mets odds, run line, and total
Dodgers vs. Mets prediction and pick
The Dodgers offense remains one of the best in the majors. Over the last 30 days, they rank sixth in the Majors in OPS and fourth in total runs scored. They flexed their offense in Thursday night's 6-0 win.
Tony Gonsolin gets the start for the Dodgers tonight, and while he has struggled in recent starts, I think he's one player who benefited greatly from the All-Star break. I expect him to come out hot tonight.
The key to betting the Dodgers is to throw left-handed pitchers at them. They've struggled against lefties all season, but they dominate righties. In fact, they're third in OPS against righties in 2023.
That means it's good news for Dodgers fans and backers that they're taking on a righty in Kodai Senga tonight.
I'll gladly back the Dodgers as underdogs in Queens tonight.
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