Mets vs. Nationals Prediction
The host Washington Nationals rallied late to down the New York Mets in a high-scoring affair. Can Washington get the win again this afternoon in the series finale?
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Nationals Park at 1:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -118 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are +108 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 75 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Mets blow six-run lead
New York blew a six-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night in an 11-10 defeat at Washington. Edwin Diaz took the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on two hits without recording an out. Joe Panik helped lead the Mets offensively as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Brandon Nimmo ended the night 1-for-2 with a homer, a walk and two RBIs. Jeff McNeil finished 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Pete Alonso went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs and two RBIs. Zack Wheeler gets the start today as he enters with a 9-7 record, 4.41 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 160 strikeouts over 161 1/3 innings pitched.
Nats shock Mets with seven in ninth
Washington scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to stun visiting New York by a count of 11-10. Kurt Suzuki won it with a walk-off three-run home run. Suzuki finished the night 2-for-5 with the homer and four RBIs. Juan Soto paced the Nationals offense as he went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. Asdrubal Cabrera was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs. Trea Turner ended the game 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI. Anthony Rendon went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Javy Guerra picked up the win in relief as he retired the only batter he faced. Anibal Sanchez will start this afternoon for Washington as he comes in with an 8-6 record, 3.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 116 strikeouts over 135 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 5-2 in their last seven road games. New York is 5-2 in the last seven Wheeler starts.
The Nationals are 5-1 in their last six home games. Washington is 4-1 in the last five Sanchez home starts.
Washington took advantage of an awful Mets bullpen situation last night and should have a similar situation today with the Mets being fatigued in the bullpen. Plus, even the guys New York is supposed to be able to trust like Diaz are often the biggest culprits in the pen. Sanchez is having a reasonably good season and with the Nats being at home plus the Mets being shellshocked after yesterday, I think Washington is the right play again this afternoon.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -118