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(26-18) New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals – (27-18)
Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs Stephen Strasburg
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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This battle features two of the top teams in the NL, Mets and Nationals.
The Mets have generally won by keeping runs off the board while the Nationals have done the same.
Matt Harvey goes in this one with an era of 5.77 while Strasburg goes for the Nationals with a 2.80 era. Harvey is 3-6, while Strasburg is 7-0.
New York Mets
The Mets have shown a lot of swagger this season, with an excellent record of 25-18. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games but have won their last 3 games.
Offensively, they rank 22nd with ust 3.9 runs a game and generally win with great pitching and defense.
Don’t be fooled though, they have the ability to hit the ball long and hard with 60 long balls this season putting them 3rd in the MLB.
This always makes a team dangerous since they can change the game with 1 swing. Cespedes is always feared, as he should be.
Even though the Mets typically win by keeping the runs down, Harvey has struggled in this regard.
His 5.77 era is not impressive, he allowed 9 runs in his last outing lasting just 2.2 innings. In his outing prior to that, he allowed 5 in 5.2 innings.
He was in the zone leading up to those two starts but the 9 run game was against these very Nationals.
We’d naturally think the Nationals will pounce hard on him again.
The Nationals are 6-4 in their last 10 and have won 4 of their last 5 games, 2 of them coming against the Mets. They’ve put up 30 runs during these 5 games and look to be red hot right now.
Harper is now hitting .260 with Murphy behind him at a whopping .387! Overall, they rank 12th in the MLB with 4.3 runs per game which in the NL is considered high.
They have a nice ix of offence and I would expect them to light up Harvey again after getting 9 runs on him just 5 days ago.
Strasburg is going in this one and he only gave up 1 in 6 innings of work on the 19th against the Mets. When he’s on the mound, it’s usually a lock for the Nationals.
Since the Nationals typically don’t give up a lot of runs, we would expect nothing difference in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mets have won 3 straight games
- Mets totals have been over 3 of the last 5 games
- Mets have scored 18 runs in their last 7 games
- Nationals have won 4 of their last 5 games
- Nationals totals have been over 3 of the last 5 games
- Nationals has scored 30 runs in their last 5 games
Free New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Nationals won 9-1 in this same matchup on the 19th, so I would expect a similar outcome.
Strasburg has pitched great, Harvey has not pitched well as of late. Take the Nationals.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals ML
It’ll be tough for the Nationals to put up 9 again, and I believe the Mets will be limited to a few runs as they typically are, take the under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 5-2
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