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Dodgers vs Mets: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for August 30

The Dodgers head into New York today to start a three-game series with the NL East-leading Mets. The Mets have the second-best record in baseball, eight games behind Los Angeles, so this series has, if not a ton of meaning, at least a little more than most of the games the Dodgers have played recently.

Andrew Heaney will take the mound for the Dodgers in the series opener. Heaney had his first poor start of the season on August 18 in Milwaukee, but he bounced back well six days later against those same Brewers in L.A., throwing six innings and allowing just two runs. He will look to build on an impressive first season in L.A. against a tough Mets team that is fifth in the majors in runs scored.

On the mound for New York will be Taijuan Walker, who has been mostly outstanding this season outside of a clunker in Philadelphia in May and a disastrous start against the Braves earlier this month. Walker’s season ERA of 3.38 would be 2.41 without two two starts.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 79-48 (per
  • Mets ATS: 70-59

Betting Odds

According to FanDuel, the Dodgers are favorites to win this game, as of 9:00 am PT. Los Angeles is listed at (-152) to win outright, with the Mets at (+128). The Mets are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-137), while the Dodgers are (+114) to cover. The over-under is set at 8.5 runs, with the over at (-118) and the under at (-104).

Dodgers Player Props

Mookie Betts is the favorite to homer for the Dodgers at (+330), with Will Smith (+340), Freddie Freeman (+340), Max Muncy (+370), and Trea Turner (+390) not far behind. There are no great longshot homer bets for the Dodgers, with Gavin Lux’s (+750) the longest odds.

First pitch is set for 4:10 pm PT. SportsNetLA will be broadcasting the game, with SNY carrying the game for Dodgers fans living in New York. The game will also be televised nationally on TBS.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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