Free MLB Prediction: Mets vs Nationals
Major League Baseball betting sees the New York Mets taking on the Washington Nationals on Wednesday September 9 at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
New York Mets (77-61) vs. Washington Nationals (71-67)
Date: Wednesday September 9
Time: 7:05 PM
Venue: National Stadium – Washington, D.C.
MLB Betting Lines: Washington -115, New York +106
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: Mets RH Jacob deGrom (12-7, 2.40 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (8-6, 4.35)
The Mets might have clinched their division title with last night’s come from behind win. It was a bit of a death blow.
Washington proved once again that this team is destined to under perform.
The Mets have played like a champion the last two nights, beating their closest rivals despite middling performances from their vaunted pitching staff.
Now that they can actually score runs (16 the last two games) they just might be the best bet to win the NL this season season.
Tonight they are looking to sweep away the Nats for good. It won’t be a mathematical elimination but when you walk into your opponent’s park and remove their soul you are usually going to come out on top (too dramatic?).
Even though the Mets have not gotten their usual stellar mound performance that could change tonight with Jacob deGrom.
Unheralded before last season he has become one of the most consistently great pitchers in the game. In his last 10 starts he has given up more than 3ER just once.
He has one four starts against the Nats this season and the team is 2-2 but things are trending in the right direction with the two victories coming in his last two outings.
With deGrom on the hill it is hard to get this kind of value but he is just 2-2 as an underdog.
The last couple of games have sealed the fate of the Nats. Instead of finding themselves down a couple of games with the chance to sweep they are now down 6 games (and even more in the Wild Card race). Essentially their season of disappointment is over.
The real question now is what is the true outlook of this teams looking at 2016 and beyond.
Part of that disappointment can be directed at starter Stephen Strasburg. Coming into this one he has yet to pitch 100 innings and despite having the best stuff on the team (sorry Max) he has the 4th best ERA among regular starters, fifth if you let Joe Ross sneak in there.
The Nats have always treated the Stras with kid gloves but it is getting to the point of asking what they were saving him for.
He is 1-1 against the Mets this season but both of those games were before the Mets made major reinforcement moves at the deadline.
MLB Betting Trends:
- NYM are 10-2 in their last 12 road games.
- Over is 8-2 in NYM last 10 games following a win.
- Over is 17-5 in NYM last 22 overall.
- Over is 12-3-3 in WAS last 18 overall.
- Over is 12-3-3 in WAS last 18 on grass.
- Over is 18-5-3 in WAS last 26 home games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: New York ML
I love fading the Stras and I love getting aces as underdogs so this is an easy call for me. No guarantees for sure but it definitely feels right.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 5 – Washington 2
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