Mets vs. Nationals Prediction
The New York Mets and the host Washington Nationals have split the first two games of their series. Which of the NL East foes will notch the victory this afternoon in the series finale?
951 New York Mets at 952 Washington Nationals
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Nationals Park at 1:05PM ET
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -141 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +131 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Thursday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Mets held to one run
New York fell 5-1 at Washington Wednesday night to drop to 20-21 overall and 11-13 on the road. J.D. Davis helped pace the offense as he went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jeff McNeil was 1-for-3 plus a walk. Juan Lagares ended the contest 1-for-3 with a run scored. Wilmer Font suffered the loss as he gave up five earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks over 2 1/3 innings. Zack Wheeler draws the start today for the Mets as he comes in with a 3-2 record, 4.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 58 strikeouts over 49 2/3 innings.
Corbin sensational in win
Washington earned a 5-1 victory at home Wednesday night to improve to 17-25 overall and 8-12 at home. Patrick Corbin threw a gem as he surrendered one earned run on four hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk over eight innings. Victor Robles helped pace the offense as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored. Anthony Rendon was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Starting tonight for the Nationals is Anibal Sanchez as he enters with an 0-6 record, 5.27 ERA and 1.68 WHIP with 39 strikeouts over 41 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 7-1 in their last eight Thursday games. New York is 4-9 in Wheeler's last 13 starts versus Washington.
The Nationals are 6-14 in their last 20 games overall. Washington is 0-5 in the last five Sanchez starts.
While New York couldn't solve Corbin, Sanchez should provide a much easier challenge as he has struggled all season. Wheeler has been inconsistent, but is facing a lineup that tends to struggle more against right-handed pitching than lefties. Wheeler has the talent to shut down the best of lineups and I think he puts the Mets in a great spot to win here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -141