Free MLB Prediction: Nationals vs Mets
Major League Baseball betting sees the Washington Nationals taking on the New York Mets on Friday October 2 at Citi Field, New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Washington Nationals (81-78) at New York Mets (89-70)
Date: Friday October 2
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Citi Field, New York, New York
MLB Betting Lines: Washington Nationals +115, New York Mets -135
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Washington: Gio Gonzalez (11-8, 3.93 ERA) New York: Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.34 ERA)
The Mets have already wrapped up the NL East, but with 3 games left they still have a lot to play for. They look to get home field advantage in the NLDS facing the Dodgers and they have the same record as L.A., but do hold the tiebreaker. The Mets have lost 3 straight being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Nationals have been a disappointment this season and they have lost 7 of their last 10 games.
The Mets have won their last 6 games facing the Nationals.
While the Nationals are 3 games over .500 they are out of the playoff race after entering the season as legit World Series contenders. They rank 9th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA.
Gio Gonzalez gets the start for Washington tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings, but the bullpen fell apart in a 12-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Nationals have lost 3 of their last 4 games, including their last 2, when Gonzalez has gotten the start.
Gonzalez is 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 24 innings in his last 4 starts against the Mets and in his last 10 starts facing them in New York he is 6-1 with an ERA of 1.68.
The Nationals are 2-5 in Gonzalez’s last 7 road starts facing a team with a winning record.
New York Mets
The Mets are led by their pitching, which ranks 4th in team ERA and their offense has been solid for the last couple of months and overall ranks 14th in runs scored.
Noah Syndergaard gets the start for the Mets tonight and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings in a 12-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Syndergaard is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last 2 starts against the Nationals.
Syndergaard has struggled in his last 2 home starts giving up 9 runs in 12 innings.
The Mets are 4-1 in Syndergaard’s last 5 starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Nationals are 3-7 in their last 10 overall.
* Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
* Nationals have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
* Mets are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
* Mets are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: New York Mets
Syndergaard will get back on track at home with a solid outing tonight and the Mets will win their 7th straight against the Nationals.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Mets 5 – Nationals 3
The Mets will move close to getting home field in the NLDS with a W tonight.
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