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Andrew Heaney of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on August 24.
Andrew Heaney of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on August 24. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images via AFP.

Tuesday’s clash between the two top teams in the National League highlights a solid mid-week MLB slate. Here are our Dodgers-Mets same-game parlay picks for Tuesday.

After cashing our +500 same-game parlay in Monday’s contest between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels, we’re back for more on Tuesday with another parlay that pits a New York squad against a group from Los Angeles. Can we make lightning strike twice in a row?

Here are my same-game parlay picks for Tuesday’s matchup between the Dodgers and Mets (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Dodgers vs. Mets Same-Game Parlay Picks

Same-Game Parlay Predictions Dodgers vs. Mets

Dodgers -1.5 (+115) ★★★★

Mets right-hander Tajuan Walker has been on a downturn in recent weeks, dealing with possible injuries that have limited his effectiveness. Healthy or not, Walker will have his hands full Tuesday with a Dodgers lineup that rakes against right-handed pitching.

Los Angeles has a league-best .802 OPS against righties this season. The Dodgers are an astounding 38-24 as run-line favorites in road games this season, the best percentage in baseball among teams who have experienced that circumstance four or more times.

The pitching advantage for Dodgers left-hander Andrew Heaney over the Mets is also notable, as New York has just a .699 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season. That ranks 18th in MLB and provides the Dodgers with a solid matchup advantage. Given its success on the road this season, I like L.A. to assert its dominance and build its lead on the top spot in the NL Tuesday.

Walker Over 3.5 strikeouts (-156) ★★★

Look, I get it. With a guy who has been shaky at best with both health and performance lately of late, and hasn’t recently struck out many batters even when he’s pitched decently, projecting success against the Dodgers is a frightening notion. But for as much as they do bring the thunder at the plate, the Dodgers also aren’t immune to striking out. L.A.'s 21.6% strikeout rate this season is right near the middle of the MLB table in the category. 

Even including the two recent starts against the Atlanta Braves in which Walker was removed early due to ineffectiveness and then injury, he’s struck out at least four batters in nine of his last 15 starts. Thrice in that span he elevated to significant totals of nine or more Ks. It just hasn’t come lately.

Still, knowing the potential for an easy early cover on this prop, I’m taking the slight risk on Walker’s health and riding the Over 3.5.

Heaney Over 5.5 strikeouts (-116) ★★★★

Now, the Over on the strikeout total for Heaney is even more attractive than Walker’s because the risk factors aren’t as prevalent. The line of 5.5 feels like a low number considering Heaney notched double-digit strikeouts in each of his last two outings.

Efficiency hasn’t been Heaney’s calling card this season, which means it’s possible we see a short outing against a capable Mets lineup. Inherently, getting through just four-plus innings would limit Heaney’s strikeout upside on Tuesday. But even that pace could allow the Los Angeles lefty to get to six Ks. On the year, he’s struck out 62 batters in 41 2/3 innings.

The Dodgers have managed Heaney's workload due to health issues, but both times he has traversed six innings this year, he recorded at least 10 strikeouts. Against a Mets lineup that struggles vs. lefties, Heaney could be in line for one of his better starts of the year. I really like this Over to cap off our parlay.

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Dodgers-Mets same-game parlay picks made on 8/30/2022 at 2:07 p.m. ET