MLB betting on Monday is highlighted by an ESPN televised game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets.
This is the first game of a three-game series between the two teams. It should be a competitive series in baseball betting since the teams have split their last 20 meetings.
MLB betting on the Dodgers and the Mets has not been that successful early in the season. The Dodgers were thought to be the favorites in the National League West and perhaps as the season progresses that may be the case but not now. The Mets were given a chance to contend in the National League East and it does not appear that is going to happen. New York needs some players to get healthy and they need some starting pitching if they are to stay within striking distance of Philadelphia and Atlanta in the National League East.
The Dodgers and Mets are marquee teams but they don’t play that often since they are in different divisions. They met just six times last season and it was all Los Angeles as the Dodgers won five of the six. They swept the series in L.A. and won two of three at New York. Two of the three games at New York went over the total in MLB betting and the third almost made it over. Scores were 11-2, 5-4 and 8-0. Two years ago the Mets took three of four from the Dodgers in New York. Two of those games went over the total.
The Dodgers have not been a team you can trust in MLB betting but they are turning into a team you can bet over the total. The Dodgers have had an offense early this season that is scoring a lot of runs. When you think of Los Angeles you think of low scoring games but this Los Angeles team is not the same as past ones. The Dodgers pitching is suspect while their offense is solid. They went over the total in baseball betting in 11 of their first 13 games this season.
The Mets have been somewhat the opposite of the Dodgers. They have had decent pitching to start the season, mainly because of Johan Santana but their offense has struggled. This has meant some low scoring games. The problem with taking New York under in MLB betting every game is that their pitching staff behind Santana is suspect.