Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Matchup

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The New York Mets will play host to their division nemesis Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise the action.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Odds

Vegas has listed Washington (-145) as the favorite over New York (+135). The total stands at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -120 and the under for +100. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +100 for the Nationals -1.5 runs and -120 for the Met +1.5.

The Mets are 56-71 straight up (SU) and 59-66 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 15.5 units for moneyline bettors and 12.3 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Nationals are 64-64 SU and have gone 61-66 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 23.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.5 units ATS.

Mets games have a 56-63-6 over/under record in 2018. The Nationals have also been a good under bet with a total record of 56-68-3.

The southpaw Gio Gonzalez is the probable starter for the visiting Nationals. Gonzalez (7-10, 4.51 ERA) has recorded 118 strikeouts in 133.2 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with 11 strikeouts and a 2.53 ERA against New York this year (two starts).

The Mets are going with lefty Jason Vargas (3-8, 7.67 ERA), who has 47 strikeouts and 23 walks, as well as a 1.72 WHIP. Vargas hasn’t faced the Nationals yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have given up 4.5 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.96, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 4.67 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. In 53 games against divisional opponents, Mets starters have an ERA of 3.86 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.56.

The New York hitters have produced 4.2 runs per contest, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.295/.391 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Asdrubal Cabrera has helped lead the Mets’ offense this year with 18 home runs, 58 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Washington’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.94 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.88, along with a K/9 of 8.55.

The Nationals offense has slashed .251/.330/.416 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Trea Turner has led Washington’s offense and is slashing .269/.336/.409 with 15 home runs, 52 RBIs, 78 runs and 32 steals.

The Mets are coming off of a 3-1 loss against the Giants, while the Nationals just lost a 2-0 game to the Phillies.

Washington Nationals at New York Mets Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • The under has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • Each team has hit 12 home runs over its last 10 outings.
  • Washington has averaged 23.5 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 22.8 over its last five.