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(78-55) Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets (69-65)
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Projected Pitchers: Nationals RH Reynaldo Lopez (2-2, 5.33 ERA) vs. Mets RH Seth Lugo (2-2, 2.60)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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Sunday Night Baseball heads into New York as NL East rivals get set for battle.
Washington has the division all but wrapped up, but the Mets continue their push toward a Wild Card spot, needing a win here.
The Nationals saw their 4 game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night, but they continue to maintain comfort room in the division.
Washington currently sits 9.5 games up on the Mets, despite yesterday’s loss.
It’s been the Rookie of the Month who has been the biggest spark plug. Trea Turner hit .357 with 5 homers, 15 runs batted in, and racked up 11 stolen bases in the month of August.
Reynaldo Lopez takes the mound on Sunday night, who steps into the rotation to give Max Scherzer an extra day of rest.
Lopez allowed 6 runs, 4 earned, back on August 23rd against the Orioles in an 8-1 setback.
He’s shown plenty of impressive signs when it comes to starting, as he posted back to back quality outings, allowing just 3 runs over 14 innings of work.
New York Mets
New York continues their push toward the postseason, as they grabbed a giant win Saturday to get within 1.0 game of the Cardinals for a Wild Card spot.
New York continues to feed off the home field advantage, as they sit 4 games over the .500 mark inside Citi Field.
The key for them has been hitting homeruns at home. When they homer at home, they are 32-18.
After leaning on a rookie Saturday, the Mets will send another rookie out in Seth Lugo here on Sunday night.
Lugo has been very efficient and effective over his past 3 starts, going 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA.
In 6 games at Citi Field, Lugo has compiled an ERA of just 2.76.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Nationals are 42-18 in their last 60 vs. National League East.
- Mets are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
Free Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Prediction:
The Nationals and Mets both send youngsters to the mound in this one.
With the national spotlight on, expect them to be in top form, which is a good thing for the Under here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8
Both pitchers get deep into the game, as runs are at a premium on Sunday Night Baseball.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 3- Washington 2
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