Nationals vs. Mets Free Pick
Will the Nationals take the series with a win over the Mets today at 1:10PM ET or will New York at least earn a split?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Mets are -133 money line favorites to beat the Nationals this afternoon at home, while the Nationals have +123 odds to pull off the upset. With Gio Gonzalez set to face Steven Matz in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 8 runs.
WASHINGTON: The Nationals have now won 10 of their last 14 games after beating the Mets on Saturday night. They're also 16-7 in their last 23 games coming off a win, are 16-5 in their last 21 games versus National League East rivals, and are 5-1 in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record.
NEW YORK: Despite losing their last two games the Mets are still 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Looking ahead to their matchup today against Gonzalez, they're also 5-1 in their last six home games versus a left-handed starter and are 4-1 in their last five games overall versus a lefty.
OUR PICK: Take the Mets. The Nationals are 1-8 in Gonzalez's last nine starts, are 0-4 in his last four road starts, and are 1-5 in his last six outings when he's coming off four days of rest. The Nationals have also dropped all four of their last four road games when facing a left-hander and despite being 2-0 over the last two days in New York, are just 3-8 in their last 11 road games overall.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK METS -133