Welcome back to USA Best Bet as we kick off the 2023 MLB baseball season this weekend and our MLB Free Picks and Parlay for today 07-16-2023: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets are both coming off the All-Star break with some momentum, particularly needed by the struggling Mets. As the Mets face a challenging division, they must turn things around, and a victory against the formidable Dodgers would be a great start. Let’s dive into our Same Game Parlay for the Dodgers vs. Mets matchup. Don’t forget to check out our MLB predictions for side and total picks as well.
Same Game MLB Parlay Picks
Mets ML (-110)_MLB
The Mets began July with a much-needed winning streak of six consecutive games, but they faced disappointment in their last three games, getting outscored 15-3. The clock is ticking for the Mets, and they need to turn their season around quickly to stay competitive and avoid the possibility of selling at the trade deadline. They must come out focused and determined to play like a playoff team in every game throughout this month.
Facing the tough Dodgers won’t be easy, but the Mets have shown they can compete with them, having already won a three-game series against them earlier in the year. If they can regain their form from last week, they’ll give themselves a shot at victory.
Over 9.5 (+110)_MLB
The over has been a common theme in Dodgers games lately, with the total going over in 9 of their last 12 games and in 5 of their last 6 road games. Overall this season, the Dodgers have a solid over-under record of 52-35-3. Their potent offense, combined with their starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin, makes the over an appealing choice for this matchup.
Gonsolin has had some struggles in the past month, giving up 19 earned runs in his last 21 innings pitched. If he continues to have difficulty finding his form, the Mets will be ready to capitalize. Expect the Dodgers to contribute significantly to the high total, given their recent offensive prowess. However, shaky starting pitching could also provide opportunities for the Mets to score, leading to a potentially high-scoring game.
No Runs in the First Inning (-110)
While the over holds good value at plus-money, the first inning is not likely to contribute significantly to the high total. The Mets’ starter, Kodai Senga, has been pitching well recently, coming off an impressive 8-inning, 1 earned run, 12-strikeout performance against a strong Diamondbacks team. The Dodgers’ projected lineup has yet to face Senga, making the first inning a feeling-out process for both teams.
Despite Gonsolin’s recent struggles, his most recent outing showed promise as he pitched into the 7th inning and earned a win against the Angels. He’ll be determined to execute his game plan and get back on track.
With the Mets in need of a turnaround and the Dodgers playing at a high level, this matchup promises to be an exciting one. Our Same Game Parlay features the Mets ML, over 9.5, and no runs in the first inning, offering appealing +800 odds. Enjoy the game, and may your bets be successful!