Mets vs. Nationals Saturday Prediction
Jacob deGrom shut down the Nationals on Opening Day but can Noah Syndergaard match that feat Saturday when these NL East rivals clash again in D.C.? First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
TV: MLB Network, SNY (Mets); MASN (Nationals)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Nationals as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Nationals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
New York Mets Fantasy Spin
Noah Syndergaard shut out the Astros for 5 2/3 innings for a victory Wednesday. Syndergaard allowed just a pair of singles and struck out five. Always a terrific spring pitcher, he currently has a 1.88 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 14 1/3 scoreless innings.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Stephen Strasburg punched out nine batters over 5 2/3 innings in his final Grapefruit League start against the Cardinals on Saturday. The right-hander allowed three runs on eight hits on the afternoon and didn't walk a batter. Most of the damage came in the second inning, where opposing pitcher Miles Mikolas tagged him for a two-run homer. Strasburg wraps up the spring with a 3.38 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings. As long as he remains healthy, he should once again perform as one of the top pitchers in the National League.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five meetings with the Nationals and have beaten Washington four out of five times in D.C.
The Nationals are 66-23 in Strasburg’s last 89 starts and have won 35 out of his 17 outings pitched at Nationals Park.
The Mets have not had much success against the Nationals when Syndergaard pitches, dropping four out of his last five road starts versus Washington and posting a 2-6 record in his last eight outings in D.C. Meanwhile, the Nationals are 6-2 in Strasburg’s last eight starts versus the Mets. Given Washington’s offensive struggles on Opening Day, coupled with the pitcher’s matchup today, the Nationals are hardly expensive on the moneyline.
The Pick: Washington Nationals -120