Nationals vs. Mets Prediction
The Washington Nationals fell under .500 with a loss yesterday at the New York Mets. Will Washington rebound today or is it in bettors' best interest to fade the visitors again?
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Citi Field at 1:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -139 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +129 underdog, while the total sits at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 88 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Voth struggles in MLB debut
Austin Voth made his big league debut Saturday afternoon and was shelled in a 7-4 loss, giving up seven earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and three walks over 4 1/3 innings. Adam Eaton helped pace the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Anthony Rendon was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Matt Adams went 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer.
Conforto homers in win
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto finished 1-for-3 with a 3-run homer in Saturday's victory. New York scored three runs in the third and four in the fifth to establish a 7-0 advantage. Wilmer Flores was 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Kevin Plawecki was 2-for-4 with a run. Jose Reyes finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Zack Wheeler earned the win as he allowed four earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 7 2/3 innings. Jeurys Familia threw a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn his 17th save.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 5-16 in their last 21 road games. Washington is 50-19 in its last 69 meetings at New York.
The Mets are 7-20 in their last 27 home games. New York is 16-35 in its last 51 games overall.
Washington might be the most disappointing team in baseball with its results to go with its array of talent. The Nationals are losing time each day to make a serious puch in the NL East and can't afford series losses to teams like the Mets. I still believe Washington has a run in it and with the better pitcher on the mound today, I'm going with the favored team.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -139