Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees Prediction 6/8/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers (40-25) travel to face off against the New York Yankees (45-20) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Yankee Stadium in New York and televised on FOX. The Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Yankees are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Dodgers. First pitch is set for 6:35 CT.

Dodgers vs Yankees

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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Dodgers vs Yankees series. Los Angeles went into the matchup as -155 favorites and squeaked out a 2-1 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Yankees could only muster one more run in the 4th inning. As for the Dodgers, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 5th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto started for the Dodgers and picked up the win, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued two walks. As for the Yankees, Cody Poteet got the start and took the loss, giving up two earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings of work.

Teoscar Hernandez was the difference for the Dodgers, as he homered twice, scored two runs, and finished with two RBIs. Aaron Judge had a two-hit game for the Yankees.

Los Angeles is on the road today, leading the NL West by eight games over the Padres. The Dodgers are 40-25 overall and have won two straight games, taking the series opener vs. the Yankees. So far, they have gone 13-10 in divisional matchups.

At home, the Dodgers have gone 21-12 this season and are just above .500 at 19-13 on the road. Los Angeles has struggled as the underdog this year, going just 1-3, but they are 39-22 when favored. As the road underdog, the Dodgers are 0-3 this year, and their overall series record is 13-9.

When the Dodgers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.0 runs per game. They are 33-32 on the run line this season, and they are 17-15 on the run line on the road. Their overall run differential is +1.3 runs per game, and they are 32-29 on the run line as the favorite.

The Dodgers are on the road today against the Yankees, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs. The combined run average for Dodgers games this season is 8.4 runs, and their over/under record is 32-33. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 18-12. Overall, 24.6% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 8.5 runs.

Gavin Stone Gets The Start For The Dodgers

Right-hander Gavin Stone is getting the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Yankees on the road. Stone has made 11 starts this year and has a record of 6-2. His ERA for the season is an impressive 2.90, along with a WHIP of 1.19. Stone has turned in six quality starts this year and is coming off a game in which he didn’t allow a run. In that outing vs. the Rockies, he went five innings, picking up the win. Stone’s ERA at home is 3.18, compared to 4.45 on the road.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles comes into the game as one of the league’s best offensive teams, averaging 4.9 runs per game (7th in the MLB). They have been even better at home, putting up an average of 5 runs per contest. The Dodgers are the league’s top on-base percentage team and are also 3rd in team slugging percentage.

Shohei Ohtani and Mookie Betts are both hitting .312 for the season, with Ohtani leading the team with 15 homers and Betts sitting at 10. Ohtani’s 40 RBIs are 2nd on the team, while Teoscar Hernandez’s 41 RBIs are the best on the team and 11th in the league. Hernandez is also 2nd on the team with 13 homers.

The Yankees are 45-20 overall and lead the AL East by 3.5 games over the Orioles. New York is 8-8 in divisional games and have won four straight series. So far, they have been good both at home, going 21-9, and on the road, going 24-11.

As the favorite, the Yankees have gone 34-15 this year, and they are 11-5 as the underdog. New York has really been playing well of late, as they have won eight of their last 10 games. Currently, they have a seven-game winning streak as the favorite.

Despite an average run margin of 1.8 runs per game, the Yankees have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 39-26 overall. They have been particularly good on the road, going 22-13 against the run line, and have covered in six straight games overall and as the favorite. They have been even better as the underdog, going 13-3 against the run line.

The New York Yankees are playing at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers today, with the over/under line set at 8.5 runs. The Yankees’ games have averaged 8.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 29-34. When the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, their record is 16-12. So far this season, 40.0% of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s 8.5 runs, while 16.9% have had higher lines.

Nestor Cortes Gets The Start For The Yankees

New York is sending left-hander Nestor Cortes to the mound today vs. the Dodgers. He has made 13 starts this year and has a record of 3-4 with an ERA of 3.46. Cortes’ WHIP for the season is currently 1.09. In his 13 starts, he has turned in five quality starts and is averaging 8.84 strikeouts per nine innings. The last time he pitched, Cortes finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. He has not taken a loss in his last three outings.

Yankees Offense Breakdown

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Heading into today’s game, the Yankees are the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 5 runs per game. They have been even better at home, putting up 4.8 runs per contest. Overall, they are 2nd in home runs and have the league’s top OPS. New York also leads the league in walks and has the 2nd best on-base percentage in the league.

Aaron Judge and Juan Soto have been two of the league’s top power hitters this season, with Judge leading the league with 21 homers and Soto 4th in the league with 17. Judge has also been hot of late, hitting .444 over his last eight games, with four homers and 16 RBIs. Anthony Volpe comes into the game on a seven-game hitting streak.

Dodgers vs Yankees Prediction

Our pick for this Yankees vs. Dodgers matchup is to take the Yankees on the money line at -125. With the Yankees predicted to pick up a 6-5 win, there is some value in taking them to win outright and not on the run line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Nestor Cortes of the Yankees finishing with five strikeouts compared to Gavin Stone, who is projected to finish with six. Stone is predicted to allow more hits than Cortes, and we also have Cortes’ chances of picking up a win as being slightly better than Stone.

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