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2018 MLB Season
(46-46) Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets (36-53)
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Queens New York
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Steven Matz
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -210 | Mets +194
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (-155)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
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Scherzer wasn’t really himself in his last outing, but was still somewhat efficient nonetheless in an 18-4 romping over the Miami Marlins. He went seven innings giving up seven hits, four earned runs, and a season-high three home runs.
In 127.2 innings of work, Scherzer is putting in another Cy Young type season where he owns a solid strikeout (12.48 K/9) to walk (2.26 BB/9) rate, while he’s also done a solid job of stranding base runners (82.7% LOB%) and limiting the long ball (0.92 HR/9). The end-result is a sparkling 2.33 ERA and 2.60 FIP.
Washington has played winning baseball in the past week as they’ve won four of their seven contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .289/.368/.438 to go with 18 extra-base hits and 45 RBI.
New York Mets
Matz was solid in his last outing as he was able to put in a quality start, but unfortunately was tagged with his sixth loss of the season in an 0-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. He went 6.1 innings giving up five hits and one earned run while he struck out five and walked three.
In 89.2 innings of work, the lefty owns a decent strikeout (8.13 K/9) to walk (3.51 BB/9) rate and has done well stranding base runners (78.2% LOB%), but has struggled containing the long ball (1.30 HR/9). The end-result is a solid 3.31 ERA, but a high 4.65 FIP meaning his defense has made him look better than what he’s been really pitching.
New York has been playing losing baseball in the past week as they’ve won three of their seven contests. During that span their lineup is only slashing .189/.256/.309 to go with 16 extra-base hits and 18 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS are 2-9 in their last 11 road games.
- Under is 46-18-6 in WAS last 70 road games.
- NYM are 9-26 in their last 35 home games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in NYM last 8 on grass.
- WAS are 49-17 in the last 66 meetings in New York.
Free Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction: Nationals take down New York on the road
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Scherzer did just give up four earned runs, but that game was a blow out from start-to-finish so it is understandable that he let the foot off the gas some. This time around against one of the worst lineups in the league, I expect him to put in work.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 4 – Mets 2
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