Nationals vs. Mets Prediction
Strong pitching sent the host New York Mets to a win last night as they evened their series with the Washington Nationals. Is another win in the cards for New York today as it will face a rookie starting pitcher?
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Citi Field at 4:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -112 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +102 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 62 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Syndergaard strong in return
Mets righty Noah Syndergaard made his first start since May 20 and came away with the win as he allowed one earned run on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Robert Gsellman gave up one earned run on one hit in two innings of work to earn his fourth save. New York scored three in the first and one in the second to take a 4-0 advantage en route to the 4-2 victory. Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a run from the top of the order. Asdrubal Cabrera was 1-for-3 with two walks and a run. Michael Conforto finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Amed Rosario continued his strong recent hitting by going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and a run.
Adams homers in defeat
Matt Adams finished 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Friday's loss. Adam Eaton was 2-for-5, while Wilmer Difo went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Tanner Roark helped his own cause by going 1-for-1 with a triple and a run, but he also took the loss in the contest. Roark gave up four earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and two walks over five innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 3-11 in their last 14 road games. The under is 10-3 in the last 13 Washington games on Saturdays.
The Mets are 7-20 in their last 27 home games. New York is 18-50 in its last 68 home games versus Washington.
I don't really trust a rookie pitcher making his MLB debut, but there are tougher lineups to navigate through than the Mets. Washington knows it must win games and get series wins. With this series split at a game apiece, the Nats need to turn it up a notch here. Washington has great history at Citi Field and I'd expect it to continue today against the very hittable Wheeler.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -112