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2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-67) New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals (55-78)
Date: Sunday, September 5th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
Projected Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (NYM) vs. Josiah Gray (WSH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets -130 Nationals +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Mets -1.5, Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Mets visit Washington Sunday in an NL East matchup.
NYM has won six of their last seven meetings vs. the Nationals.
Taijuan Walker starts today for New York and Josiah Gray opens for Washington.
This article was written before game one of Saturday’s double header between NYM and the Nationals.
New York Mets
The Mets trail Atlanta by four games for NL East honors and also stand four games back of Cincinnati for the 2nd National League wild card.
With regular season time ticking, NYM continues winning play, having won five straight as of Saturday afternoon.
Three of those five New York victories come against Washington, with the most recent a 6-2 extra innings Friday encounter.
Expect tired legs Sunday, however, after New York’s Saturday double header.
Taijuan Walker opens for New York on Sunday. The newly-minted All Star stands 7-9 with a 3.89 ERA. Unfortunately, after dominating early Walker has dropped six straight decisions while allowing 32 runs in his last 39 innings. New York has lost seven of Walker’s previous eight starts.
Washington has nosedived since winning the 2019 World Series. This season, the Nationals haven’t escaped first gear as every National League East club boasts a better record.
With four regular season weeks remaining, Washington’s lone competitive goal is to spoil playoff hopes. That motivation meets a desperate New York bunch today.
Overall, the Nationals have dropped six straight, including three defeats vs. NYM.
Rookie Josiah Gray gets the starting nod this afternoon. Gray is making his ninth Major League appearance and seeking his first MLB win while sporting an 0-2 record and 4.79 ERA.
Though Gray is a touted second round choice, his Sunday start could turn into a Washington bullpen game. Gray has allowed eight runs in his past ten worked innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
- Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against NY Mets
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets
- NY Mets is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 7 games on the road against Washington
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Taking NYM over Washington is the clean, safe pick… on paper. After all, the Mets are deep in a playoff chase, have won five straight -including six of seven vs. the last-place Nationals. My head really does say take New York.
But… there’s also a bad Mets offense and Taijuan Walker’s freefall to consider. Throw in the Saturday double header between these teams, and you get a recipe for Washington’s best chance to upset the odds.
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