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Dodgers vs Mets: Latest Betting Odds, Predictions and Picks for August 31

The Dodgers took the first game of the series with the Mets, winning a nail-biter, 4-3, last night when starter Andrew Heaney went just five innings and the Dodgers had only four relievers available. Newly rostered Heath Hembree and Jake Reed got the win and the save, respectively.

Game two of the series will be the biggest test the Dodgers have face in a while, with Jacob deGrom taking the hill for New York. DeGrom is 3-1 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts this year, having spent the first four months of the season on the injured list. When healthy, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is arguably the best pitcher in the game.

Los Angeles will counter with All-Star Tyler Anderson, who is 13-2 with a 2.69 ERA for the Dodgers this season. In his last four starts, Anderson has thrown 25.1 innings with a 1.78 ERA, lowering his season ERA to the fifth-best in the National League.

Team Games (W/L)

  • Dodgers against the spread (ATS) this season: 79-49 (per
  • Mets ATS: 71-59

Betting Odds

According to FanDuel, deGrom’s presence on the mound is enough to make the Dodgers the underdogs in this game, as of 8:45 am PT. Los Angeles is listed at (+136) to win outright, with the Mets at (-162). The Dodgers are favored to cover the 1.5-run spread (-170), while the Mets are (+140) to cover. The over-under is set at 6.5 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 (+450), with Freddie Freeman (+470), Will Smith (+500), and Joey Gallo (+520) not far behind. Gavin Lux is a decent longshot bet at (+830).

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 to out-of-market fans on MLB Network.

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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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