Washington Nationals at New York Mets Betting Preview

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The New York Mets will do battle against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to televise the action. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Odds

Washington (-115) is the favorite against New York (+105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this day game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Gamblers can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Nationals -1.5 runs (+130) and Mets +1.5 runs (-150).

The Mets are 38-54 straight up (SU) and 38-52 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 19.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 21.0 units (ATS). New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals are 47-47 SU and have gone 43-50 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 16.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.3 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

New York games have a 38-48-4 over/under record so far in 2018. The Nationals have also been a great under bet with a total record of 37-54-2.

Right-hander Austin Voth will get the start for Washington. Voth has yet to pitch in the majors this season and Washington is hoping that he fares okay against MLB hitters.

The Mets will send righty Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.42 ERA) to the mound. Wheeler has 99 strikeouts and 38 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Wheeler is 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in one start against Washington this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.01 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.67 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 37 divisional games, Mets starters have an ERA of 3.60 and the bullpens ERA is 4.25.

The New York offense is putting up 3.9 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .196/.274/.342 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Mets hitters have been led by second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and shortstop Amed Rosario. Cabrera is hitting .283/.333/.496 with 17 home runs, 52 RBIs and 43 runs scored, and Rosario is batting .249 with four homers, 22 RBIs and 33 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Washington’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.94 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.23 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.72, along with a WHIP of 1.24.

Nationals hitters have slashed .244/.325/.403 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

Washington’s hitters have been paced by shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Anthony Rendon, who’ve collectively blasted 26 home runs. Turner is slashing .268/.346/.406 with 11 home runs, 37 RBIs, 55 runs and 22 stolen bases, while Rendon (.284/.348/.530) is up to 15 homers, 44 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

The Nationals have lost 1.9 units and are 33-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 25 of those games, compared to 39 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Mets have lost 12.9 units and are 27-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 28 of those games, compared to 34 that’ve gone under.

Washington Nationals at New York Mets Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in three of Washington’s last seven outings.
  • The Nationals have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • Washington has posted 24.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.