Dodgers vs. Mets odds, line: 2021 MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball predictions for August 15 from top model

The Los Angeles Dodgers go for the three-game sweep when they take on the New York Mets in a key National League matchup on Sunday Night Baseball. The Dodgers (71-46), who are second in the NL West, have won six of their past seven games. The Mets (59-57), third in the NL East, are just 5-11 in their last 16 contests. The Dodgers won the first two games of the series, winning 6-5 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday. Both games went 10 innings.

First pitch from Citi Field in New York is set for 7:08 p.m. ET. The Dodgers lead the all-time series 354-281, including a 164-149 edge in games played in New York. The Dodgers are a -160 favorite on the money line in the latest Dodgers vs. Mets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Mets vs. Dodgers picks, check out the latest MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, is 150-122 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 19 weeks in the 2021 season, returning almost $500. It also had a banner 2019 season, the league’s last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line picks. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.

Now, the model has locked in its Dodgers vs. Mets picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see its MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds today and betting trends for Mets vs. Dodgers:

  • Dodgers vs. Mets money line: Los Angeles -160, New York +150
  • Dodgers vs. Mets run line: Los Angeles -1.5 (+100)
  • Dodgers vs. Mets over-under: 7.5 runs
  • LAD: The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last four road games against a right-handed starter
  • NYM: The Mets are 16-7 in their last 23 games against National League West opponents

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Why you should back the Dodgers

Los Angeles is expected to start right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer (9-4, 2.67 ERA). Since being acquired from Washington at the trade deadline, Scherzer has been sharp and is 1-0 in two starts. In 10 1/3 innings, he has allowed eight hits, two earned runs and one walk, while striking out 16. In his last outing at Philadelphia, Scherzer allowed zero runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings before leaving after the game was interrupted by heavy rain. In 24 games, including 23 starts, he is 12-5 with a 2.70 ERA.

Offensively, shortstop Chris Taylor has had a solid series, including a 3-for-5 performance with a double in Friday’s victory. He has six multi-hit games in his last 13 outings. For the season, Taylor is batting .281 with 17 homers, 62 RBIs and 81 runs scored. He has had a lot of success against Mets pitching in the past. In 20 career games, he is batting .302 with five doubles, two triples, four homers and 11 RBIs.

Why you should back the Mets

The Mets are expected to send right-hander Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 6.75 ERA) to the mound. Carrasco, who was acquired in the offseason in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, is making just his fourth start of the season. He tore his hamstring in spring training and did not return until late last month. He had a rough last outing, giving up four earned runs on four hits in one inning of work against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. He was solid in his first two games, allowing one earned run in four innings against the Reds on July 30 and two earned runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings on Aug. 4 at Miami.

Third baseman J.D. Davis has been a big part of the Mets’ offense and has hits in four of his last five games. In Thursday’s doubleheader sweep of the Washington Nationals, Davis was 2-for-3 in the opener and 1-for-2 with a double in the nightcap. For the season, he is hitting .301 with four homers, 14 RBIs and 14 runs scored. He has two homers in 12 career games against the Dodgers.

How to make Mets vs. Dodgers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, as the simulations project both teams combine for 9.4 runs. The model also says one side of the money line has the value. You can only get that Sunday Night Baseball pick at SportsLine

So who wins Dodgers vs. Mets? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mets vs. Dodgers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks in 2021. 

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