The Mets gained a game against the Nats at home last night and will look to do the same this evening as they send young Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 2.41 ERA) to the mound to square off with fellow All-Star Stephen Strasburg (11-0, 2.71 ERA).
- The Nationals are 18-1 in their last 19 games with Strasburg as their starting pitcher.
- The Mets are 9-1 in their last 10 games at Citi Field.
- The total has gone OVER in the Mets’ last 7 games with Syndergaard as their starter.
Syndergaard seems to have recovered from what many were scared would lead to Tommy John surgery for the 23-year-old fireballer and threw seven innings of one-run ball his last time out. He has pitched two games against the Nationals this year, posting a 1-1 record and 4.50 ERA in ten total innings.
Strasburg will put his undefeated record on the line tonight in a matchup he has owned this season. In two starts vs the Mets, Stras is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA. He has been electric all year and is now the only pitcher with more than ten starts to have no losses on his record.
This should be an interesting matchup between two teams whose offenses are trending up and who have received excellent pitching all year – something will have to give.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the New York Mets in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -108 at BetOnline for Friday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.0-4.2 win for the Mets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
46-38 New York battles the Nationals, currently with a 51-36 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 16-ranked New York Mets and the No. 7-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 28 ranked offense (3.89 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8.01 hits per game, less than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.61 hits on average).
New York owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.89 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington’s No. 3-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Lucas Giolito’s start, as they lost 9-7 against New York on Thursday at Citi Field.
- Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games
- NY Mets is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- NY Mets is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- NY Mets is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- NY Mets is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at New York, Saturday, July 9th