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(23-15) Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets (21-16)
Date:Thursday, May 18th, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, NY.
Projected Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs Bartolo Colon
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The Nationals lead the NL East but not far behind are the Mets. They come into this game with the second and third best records in the NL overall, however, both clubs have struggled a bit as of late.
The Nationals are 4-6 in their last 10 and have lost 2 straight, while the mets are also 4-6 in their last 10 and have lost 4 straight.
Both clubs are trying to get back to their winning ways. Gonzalez is to go for the Nationals with a 2-1 record and 1.93 era.
Colon is going for the Mets at 3-2 with a 3.53 era..
The Nationals have hit average this season and it’s mainly been their pitching that’s been winning ball games for them.
They average just 4.2 runs per game but have Harper hitting 11 long balls so far this season.
Their offense seems to be fairly steady overall putting up their average most nights which has allowed their pitching to win ball games. They do hit a lot of long balls so that can always change the outcome of a game.
They rank 8th in the MLB with 47.
Gonzalez has pitched phenomenal so far with an era of just 1.93. His worst outing came just 2 starts ago for 5 runs but against the mets, he should be able to keep his earned runs down this game.
New York Mets
The Mets have played similar ball compared to the Nationals, they only produce 4.1 runs per game and rank 20th in the MLB. It’s been the pitching that has won them games as well. Cespedes has 12 homers, while the team ranks 4th in the MLB.
As a team they’ve hit a whopping 53 long balls so far, so they can definitely change the game with one swing. Mets also have a .428 slugging % putting them 7th in the league.
Colon hit a home run the other night making him the oldest player to ever hit a home run in MLB history, but this is probably not going to happen again.
He’s pitched decent so far this season but has given up 8 runs in his past 11.2 innings pitched.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals have lost 6 of their last 10 games
- Nationals totals have been under 4 of last 5 games
- Nationals are 11-8 on the road
- Mets have lost 4 straight games
- Mets totals have been under 7 of last 8 games
- Mets are 9-6 at home
Free Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Nationals have the edge here pitching and the Mets have a slight edge offensively, plus they are at home.
This game will no doubt be a close one unless the long balls swing the outcome heavily one way.
Since the Mets are struggling putting up runs as of late, putting up at most 4 runs the last 8 games, Nationals should squeeze this one out.
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Both teams rely on pitching here and only put up big runs in multi home run games. Both teams are great at avoiding giving up home runs so this one should end low scoring.
Take the under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 4-2
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