Nationals vs. Mets Prediction

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets 8/24/18, Prediction & Odds

The Washington Nationals have lost three of their last five games as they continue to be one of most disappointing teams in baseball. How will Washington fare when it opens a road series tonight at the New York Mets?

Game Snapshot

953 Washington Nationals at 954 New York Mets

Friday, August 24, 2018

Citi Field at 7:10PM ET

TV: MASN 2

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Nationals are a -149 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +139 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Friday morning, 71 percent of public bets are a coming in on visiting Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.

Scherzer outdueled by Nola

Max Scherzer had another strong outing Thursday in a 2-0 loss at the Phillies, but could not get any run support as Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola spun a shutout. Scherzer gave up twon earned runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts and four walks over seven innings. Trea Turner paced the offense by going 1-for-3 with a walk. Adam Eaton, Mark Reynolds and Spencer Kieboom all had a double.

Mets slowed down by Bumgarner

Jacob deGrom returned to getting very little support from his teammates Thursday as New York fell 3-1 at home to the Giants. In six innings of work, deGrom gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with 10 strikeouts and four walks to take the loss. The Mets only managed one run off Madison Bumgarner over eight innings. Todd Frazier provided the only offense with a solo home run in four at-bats. Jose Bautista was a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk.

Washington will go with Gio Gonzalez (7-10, 4.51 ERA) on the mound today, while New York turns to Jason Vargas (3-8, 7.67).

MLB Betting Trends

Washington

The over is 6-1-2 in the last nine Nats games following a loss. Washington is 51-19 in its last 70 games at New York.

New York

The Mets are 7-1 in their last eight games following a loss. New York is 4-9 in its last 13 Friday games.

Prediction:

I can't trust Gonzalez or the Nationals here. Although Vargas is having a very rough season, he's pitched better as of late and is backed by a Mets offense that has held its own most of the time lately. Washington is in a freefall and I think it continues here.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +139

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