Dodgers Vs Mets: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 14, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (70-46) visit the New York Mets (59-56) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. Walker Buehler starts for Los Angeles (-170 to win) while New York (+150) will counter with Taijuan Walker.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 13, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Mets Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Buehler (LAD) Pitcher Walker (NYM)
12 – 2 W/L 7 – 7
147.2 IP 111.0
2.13 ERA 3.89
0.920 WHIP 1.210
9.3 K/9 8.3
2.2 BB/9 3.3

Dodgers Probable Starter Walker Buehler

  • Buehler makes the start for the Dodgers, his 24th of the season. He is 12-2 with a 2.13 ERA and 152 strikeouts over 147 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Sunday against the Angels, when the right-hander tossed six innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The opposing Mets offense has the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.384) and ranks 26th in MLB play with 122 home runs. They have a collective .236 batting average, and are 28th in the league with 859 total hits and 28th in MLB action scoring 438 runs.
  • The Dodgers are 15-8 in Buehler’s 23 starts this season with Los Angeles as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 11:49 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Buehler

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Pillar 6 .333 2 0 2 .375 .708
Pete Alonso 5 .400 2 2 4 .400 2.000
J.D. Davis 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Michael Conforto 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Dominic Smith 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Jonathan Villar 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Brandon Drury 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Nimmo 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 2.000
Jeff McNeil 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Mets Probable Starter Taijuan Walker

  • The Mets will hand the ball to Walker (7-7) for his 22nd start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed four hits in six innings pitched against the Phillies on Sunday.
  • The Dodgers rank 10th in MLB with a .246 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks eighth in the league (.423) and 159 home runs.
  • His team is 6-4 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 13, 2021 at 11:49 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Walker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 17 .235 4 2 4 .263 .851
Corey Seager 13 .308 4 1 4 .357 .895
Cody Bellinger 11 .364 4 1 2 .364 1.000
Justin Turner 11 .273 3 1 3 .333 .969
Chris Taylor 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .708
Trea Turner 7 .286 2 0 0 .444 .873
Max Muncy 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666
AJ Pollock 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers average 5.3 runs per road game while scoring 5.1 per contest at home.
  • The Dodgers are the third-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.2 runs per game (603 total).
  • The Dodgers have won 61.9% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (70-43).
  • Los Angeles has gone 48-21 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -170 or shorter (69.6%).
  • Los Angeles has played in 116 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 53 times (53-56-7).
  • Los Angeles was favored on the moneyline for each of its last 10 games, and went 7-3 in those matchups.
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Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have scored 438 runs (just 3.8 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • In 57 home games this season, they’ve scored 3.5 runs per contest compared to the 4.1 per game they score away from Citi Field.
  • This season, the Mets have won 19 out of the 45 games, or 42.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • New York has been at least a +150 moneyline underdog three times this season, but was upset in all of those games.
  • Games involving New York have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 49 of 115 chances this season.
  • New York has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Max Muncy has collected a team-best 23 home runs.
  • Muncy ranks 19th in HR (23), and sixth in OBP (.394) among qualified batters in baseball.
  • Justin Turner’s 66 runs batted in are a team-high mark.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Turner ranks 22nd in AVG (.289), and 13th in OBP (.376).

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 414 .316 72 18 51 .363 .870
Chris Taylor 399 .283 81 17 62 .371 .857
Justin Turner 381 .289 62 20 66 .376 .867
Max Muncy 341 .270 68 23 65 .394 .931
Will Smith 297 .263 51 16 55 .368 .853
A.J. Pollock 295 .308 38 14 47 .353 .878
Cody Bellinger 204 .181 33 9 28 .272 .625
Corey Seager 192 .271 28 5 26 .359 .786
Matt Beaty 175 .257 29 4 30 .360 .714
Austin Barnes 154 .227 22 4 17 .324 .675

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso is batting .253 this season with a team-high 25 home runs and 65 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Alonso ranks ninth in HR.
  • Dominic Smith is batting .256 with an OBP of .315 and a slugging percentage of .385 this season.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 379 .253 56 25 65 .332 .825
Dominic Smith 371 .256 38 11 51 .315 .700
James McCann 299 .241 22 9 35 .303 .664
Jonathan Villar 291 .241 42 13 29 .309 .732
Michael Conforto 251 .215 28 7 27 .338 .693
Jeff McNeil 250 .268 31 6 28 .344 .732
Kevin Pillar 235 .209 27 9 26 .244 .606
Brandon Nimmo 189 .286 31 3 19 .410 .812
Tomás Nido 131 .237 15 3 13 .275 .626
J.D. Davis 109 .303 14 4 14 .415 .910

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