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26-18 (13-10 V) New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals 27-18 (12-8 H)
Date: Wednesday May 25, 2016
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Steven Matz vs. Tanner Roark
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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This is a big series between the top teams in the National League West. These teams are so close that they are trading first place with every win as neither has been able to shake the other through the first quarter of the season.
The starters in this one may not be high profile but don’t be fooled, offense could be at a premium in this one.
New York Mets
The Mets took game one of this series, extending to a four game winning streak heading into Tuesday action.
New York still struggles to score runs but Yoenis Cespedes is leading the Majors in homers with 15, looking like the MVP candidate he was for New York down the stretch.
This team is third in home runs this year but their boom or bust philosophy is a risky play.
On the mound they are much more consistent. Steven Matz has been brilliant and leads the team in wins with 6. Since a terrible opening start he has reeled off six in a row where he has not given up more than 2ER.
He has been especially stingy on the road this season with a perfect 3-0 record and an ERA under 2. The Mets bullpen has been really good in support of the starters too.
These teams profile very similarly.
What’s interesting is that while teams almost never pitch to Bryce Harper even though you can make the argument that Cespedes is the easier guy to pitch around. Harper leads the Majors in walks and has eleven homers but has been easily to neutralize.
Washington desperate needs someone in the lineup, other than former Met Daniel Murphy to be a half decent, half consistent offensive threat.
Tanner Roark does not have the profile of the other starters on the team but he has a 2.89 ERA through 9 starts this season.
His stuff is not as good as some of his teammates but he keeps the ball in the park even if his walk rate could stand for improvement.
In more than half his starts he has given up 1ER or less. The bullpen is not fearsome but they are not a liability either.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-3 in NYM last 15 Wed. games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in WAS last 9 Wed. games.
- WAS are 75-35 in their last 110 Wed. games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in Roarks last 8 on grass.
Free New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
I think these teams are very evenly matched so all season long you are probably wise to go with whoever is offering the better overall value and payoff. I suspect in this one that will be the visiting Mets.
If you need a little more to go on there he has been brilliant and as a lefty should be able to control Harper, the only significant threat in the lineup. You can make an argument for either side though.
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Both of these teams have delivered positive value on the year so there is probably not a terrible play to make in this one other than thinking it might go over.
Sure both teams explode every now and again but predicting it in this matchup is not very likely.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Washington 2
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