After getting shutout on Thursday, can the New York Mets get back on track against the Los Angeles Dodgers, on the road, in the second game of a four-game series?
Let’s see what the MLB odds tell us at the top sportsbooks! Here are our picks and predictions for the Mets and Dodgers game on Friday night.
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, June 03, 2022 – 10:10 PM EDT at Dodger Stadium
Mets vs. Dodgers: Series Recap
- The Los Angeles Dodgers ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the New York Mets, at home, 2-0.
- The Mets were without Francisco Lindor in the first game of the series due to an injured finger. This could be a lingering problem for Lindor.
- Without the star shortstop, the Mets had just 3 hits and couldn’t muster up a run.
- The Dodgers weren’t electric offensively either, earning just 2 runs on 8 hits in the game.
Who Pitches for the Dodgers Today?
The Dodgers will send out left-hander Tyler Anderson for tonight’s start.
Anderson is 6-0 with a 2.90 ERA to start the season. Basically, whatever the Dodgers touch becomes gold.
Anderson has a 4.18 xFIP in the last 30 days with 25.8% of strikeouts and 1.6% of walks. However, he has allowed over 22% of line drives and isn’t getting very many ground balls recently.
Who Pitches for the Mets Today?
On the other hand, Chris Bassitt is 4-2 with a 3.66 ERA.
The last time he was in California, Bassitt struggled immediately. We’ll see how he responds today.
In the last 30 days, Bassitt has a 4.93 xFIP and has walked 8.8% of batters. He’s going to have to improve in those areas if the Mets want to win.
Dodgers' Lineup Analysis
- Chris Bassitt is allowing a .337 wOBA and ISO of .245 in the last 30 days to lefties.
- In the Dodgers' lineup, there are four lefties that are very capable of hitting for power against Bassitt.
- The Dodgers' lineup has a .218 ISO and wOBA of .359 in the last 30 days.
- The Dodgers have also done well limiting ground balls and are hitting nearly 26% of line drives against righties in those last 30 days.
Mets' Lineup Analysis
- The Mets have had similar consistent success against lefties.
- New York has a .362 wOBA against lefties with a .186 ISO in the last 30 days.
- The Mets’ projected lineup is also striking out just 19.1% of the time.
- The Mets are hitting 29.7% of line drives against lefties.
- If the Mets make Anderson work, they’ll get plenty of solid contact against Anderson in tonight’s game as well.
Chris Bassitt and Tyler Anderson both look solid in normal box scores. But analytically, both can be hit.
What to Expect From Chris Bassitt
- Bassitt has allowed a .337 wOBA to lefties along with an ISO of .245 in the last 30 days and 61 plate appearances.
- Righties also have a .346 wOBA with an ISO of .186 against Bassitt in the last 30 days and 64 plate appearances.
- The Dodgers can do damage.
What to Expect From Tyler Anderson
- Anderson is allowing 22.6% of line drive contact and will take on a Mets lineup that has hit 29.7% of line drives in the last 30 days against lefties.
- If the Mets limit strikeouts, Anderson will allow contact and that contact will be in the air.
- Against his last 99 righties, Anderson has allowed a .253 ISO.
- The Mets will more than likely have seven righties in the lineup with the only two lefties being Brandon Nimmo and Luis Guillorme, who have both dominated lefties throughout the season.
Mets vs. Dodgers: Betting Pick and Prediction
Give me the Over 8.5 for my MLB picks of the day.
Last night, I picked the Over in the Mets and Dodgers game. The game finished 2-0 and I wasn’t even close despite the Dodgers earning 8 hits and plenty of hard contact. But with the Mets getting settled in a Francisco Lindor likely back in the lineup, the Over makes sense in this spot too.
Bassitt has been hit hard recently and there’s no better offense than the Dodgers on paper. Meanwhile, the Mets have had their way against lefties recently and will take on a lefty in Anderson who allows a lot of fly balls and line drives.
Score Prediction: Mets 5 - Dodgers 4
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