New York Mets vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 4/20/24

LA Dodgers (12-9) vs New York Mets (10-8)

Game Info: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Gavin Stone (1-1) (3.68) vs Jose Butto (0-0) (0.75)

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In this article we will formulate a Mets vs Dodgers prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, April 20th at Wrigley Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Mets recent form and recent player performance 

-The Dodgers recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles 

-Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Los Angeles

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s Game between the Mets and Dodgers. 

Can Mets Build on Friday

The Mets on Friday scored nine runs on Friday and they are going to look to build on that here. Francisco Lindor hit a home run and drove in two RBIs to pace New York. The Mets are averaging 4.83 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.06 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th while the pitching is ranked 7th. Getting the start for the Mets will be Jose Butto who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 0.75. In the last start against the Royals, he went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. The Mets will take on the Giants after this series.

Dodgers Need to be Better

The Dodgers sit with a 12-10 record overall but on Friday the pitching really let them down giving up nine runs on the way to the defeat. In this game, the pitching is going to need to be a lot better. The Dodgers are averaging 5.05 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.48 runs per game. The offense is ranked 10th in the league while the pitching is ranked 16th. Mookie Betts is having a strong season hitting six home runs and driving in 18 RBIs. The Dodgers will play against the Nationals following this series.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Teoscar Hernandez has recorded at least one hit in each of his nine previous appearances with his team as a favorite against the Mets.
  • Shohei Ohtani has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Teoscar Hernandez has recorded at least one total base in each of his nine previous appearances with his team as a favorite against the Mets.
  • Will Smith has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Miguel Rojas has hit a home run in two of his last three home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Chris Taylor has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last three appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Mookie Betts ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.457) this season.

New York Mets Player Prop Facts

  • Francisco Lindor has hit a home run in each of the Mets' last two road games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Nimmo has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Mets' last eight day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Francisco Lindor has recorded two or more total bases in 10 of his last 11 appearances in day games against NL West teams that held a winning record.
  • Francisco Lindor has scored at least one run in each of the Mets' last eight day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Starling Marte has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances in day games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Starling Marte has recorded at least one Single in each of the Mets' last six road games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Pete Alonso ranks T4th in the league in Home Runs (6) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 1st in the league for strikeouts this season (200).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 2nd in the league for hits this season (196).
  • The New York Mets rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (10).
  • The New York Mets rank 1st in the league for hits allowed this season (139).

Mets vs Dodgers Betting Prediction

The Mets are going to be the team that gets the job done here. The Mets send Butto to the mound, and he has been lights out this season with an ERA of 0.75. The Mets are averaging 4.83 runs per game, and although they might not run up the score, they are going to score enough to get the job done here. Back the Mets on the money line. It might not be a popular play, but I love the Mets here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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