Nationals vs. Mets Prediction
The New York Mets will go for a four-game sweep at home this afternoon against the Washington Nationals. Can New York get the victory despite being underdogs?
901 Washington Nationals at 902 New York Mets
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Citi Field at 12:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -150 favorite on the moneyline. The Mets are a +140 underdog, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Nats held to three hits
Washington lost by a count of 6-1 score at New York Wednesday night to drop to 19-30 overall and 9-16 on the road. Adam Eaton helped pace the Nationals offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run plus a walk. Juan Soto and Matt Adams each went 1-for-4. Kyle Barraclough took the loss in relief as he surrendered two earned runs on one hit with one strikeout and one walk over two-thirds of an inning. Stephen Strasburg draws the start for Washington tonight as he enters with a 4-3 record, 3.32 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 82 strikeouts over 65 innings.
Davis homers in win
Rajai Davis hit a three-run pinch-hit home run in his first at-bat of the season Wednesday night in the eighth inning to help lead New York to a 6-1 home win over Washington. Todd Frazier finished 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run. Juan Lagares was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Drew Gagnon threw one perfect inning of relief to pick up the win. Steven Matz will start tonight for the Mets as he comes in with a 3-3 record, 3.96 ERA an 1.27 WHIP with 38 strikeouts over 38 2/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 5-0 in their last five Thursday games. Washington is 71-28 in the last 99 Strasburg starts.
The Mets are 6-0 in their last six home games.
New York has played well this series to rebound from the disastrous trip to Miami last weekend. While Strasburg provides a challenge, so did Max Scherzer and the Mets managed to get to the horrendous Nats bullpen after Scherzer departed with a 1-0 lead through six innings. Look for Matz to keep New York in the game and the Mets perhaps getting the better of a bullpen showdown to sweep the series.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +140