Dodgers Vs Mets: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 15, 2021

Written By Staff on August 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers (71-46) will look to Will Smith, who is riding a two-game home run streak, when they play the New York Mets (59-57) at 7:08 PM ET on Sunday at Citi Field. Los Angeles’ (-165 to win) Max Scherzer starts against New York’s (+145) Carlos Carrasco.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 14, 2021, 10:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Mets Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Scherzer (LAD) Pitcher Carrasco (NYM)
9 – 4 W/L 0 – 0
121.1 IP 9.1
2.67 ERA 6.75
0.890 WHIP 1.500
12.1 K/9 8.7
2.2 BB/9 1.9

Dodgers Probable Starter Max Scherzer

  • Scherzer aims for his 10th win when he makes the start for the Dodgers, his 22nd of the season. He is 9-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 163 strikeouts in 121 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Tuesday against the Phillies, when he went 3 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up three hits.
  • He will face a Mets offense that is batting .235 as a unit (24th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .382 (25th in the league) with 123 total home runs (26th in MLB play).
  • The Dodgers won each of Scherzer’s four starts this season that they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 14, 2021 at 10:48 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Mets Stats vs Scherzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Conforto 38 .316 12 4 5 .381 1.039
Brandon Nimmo 24 .167 4 1 3 .323 .656
Jonathan Villar 19 .316 6 0 1 .316 .632
Jeff McNeil 16 .250 4 0 0 .333 .645
Pete Alonso 15 .200 3 0 0 .250 .517
J.D. Davis 12 .333 4 0 0 .333 .750
Dominic Smith 11 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143
Kevin Pillar 8 .375 3 2 4 .375 1.500
Brandon Drury 8 .125 1 0 1 .222 .347
James McCann 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Mets Probable Starter Carlos Carrasco

  • Carrasco (0-0) will take to the mound for the Mets and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed one inning while giving up four earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Nationals.
  • The Dodgers rank 11th in MLB with a .245 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks eighth in the league (.422) and 160 home runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 14, 2021 at 10:48 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Carrasco

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 11 .091 1 0 2 .167 .258
Billy McKinney 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Trea Turner 3 .667 2 0 2 .667 1.667
Max Muncy 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Justin Turner 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
AJ Pollock 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers average 5.3 runs per game on the road while scoring 5.1 per contest at home.
  • The Dodgers are the second-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.2 runs per game (605 total).
  • The Dodgers are 71-43 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 62.3% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -165 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 53-25 record (winning 67.9% of its games).
  • Los Angeles has played in 117 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 53 times (53-57-7).
  • Los Angeles has a 7-3 record from the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
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Mets Betting Trends

  • The Mets have scored the 28th-most runs in the league this season with just 439 (3.8 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.5 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Mets have won 19 out of the 46 games, or 41.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, New York has been at least a +145 underdog on the moneyline six times, losing each of those contests.
  • So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 116 games with a total.
  • New York has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Max Muncy leads the Dodgers with 23 home runs.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB play, Muncy ranks 21st in HR (23), and fifth in OBP (.393).
  • Justin Turner has been productive as he leads his team with 66 runs batted in.
  • Turner ranks 23rd in AVG (.288), and 12th in OBP (.375) among qualifying hitters in MLB action.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 418 .313 72 18 51 .360 .862
Chris Taylor 402 .281 81 17 62 .370 .853
Justin Turner 382 .288 62 20 66 .375 .865
Max Muncy 345 .270 68 23 65 .393 .926
Will Smith 301 .262 52 17 56 .367 .859
A.J. Pollock 299 .304 38 14 47 .349 .867
Cody Bellinger 208 .183 33 9 29 .271 .627
Corey Seager 196 .270 29 5 26 .357 .786
Matt Beaty 176 .256 29 4 30 .358 .710
Zach McKinstry 157 .217 19 7 29 .260 .668

Mets Players to Watch

  • Pete Alonso is batting .251 this season with a team-high 25 home runs and 65 RBI.
  • Alonso ranks ninth in HR among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Dominic Smith has 96 hits and an OBP of .314 to go with a slugging percentage of .384 this season.
  • Among qualified hitters, Dominic Smith does not rank in the top 10 in average and home runs in the league.

Mets Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Pete Alonso 383 .251 56 25 65 .329 .817
Dominic Smith 375 .256 38 11 51 .314 .698
James McCann 300 .240 22 9 35 .302 .662
Jonathan Villar 293 .242 42 13 29 .315 .738
Michael Conforto 255 .216 29 8 28 .337 .702
Jeff McNeil 254 .264 31 6 28 .339 .721
Kevin Pillar 235 .209 27 9 26 .244 .606
Brandon Nimmo 193 .280 31 3 19 .406 .800
Tomás Nido 134 .231 15 3 13 .270 .613
J.D. Davis 113 .301 14 4 14 .410 .897

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