Mets vs. Nationals Prediction

New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals 9/20/18, Prediction & Odds

The host Washington Nationals are huge favorites tonight with ace Max Scherzer on the mound as they open a four-game series versus the New York Mets. Can Washington win by multiple runs to secure the runline bet?

Game Snapshot

901 New York Mets at 902 Washington Nationals

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET

TV: SNY (NYM)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Nationals are a -260 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Mets are a +240 underdog, while the total sits at 8 runs. As of Thursday morning, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Mets shut out at Phillies

New York fell by a 6-0 score Wednesday in his series finale at Philadelphia. Amed Rosario finished the contest 3-for-4 with two stolen bases from the leadoff spot to help key the offense. Jeff McNeil was 0-for-2, but did draw two walks. Brandon Nimmo finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Noah Syndergaard suffered the loss as he allowed three earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks over four innings of work.

Nationals double up Marlins

Washington secured a 4-2 win Tuesday night to split its quick two-game series at Miami. Adam Eaton helped lead the way as he was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Trea Turner finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Bryce Harper walked in all five of his plate appearances. Anthony Rendon completed the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Matt Wieters was 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and a run. Wilmer Difo was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Stephen Strasburg earned the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks over six innings. Sean Doolittle struck out two in a perfect inning of work for his 25th save.

Jason Vargas (6-9, 6.47 ERA) will gets the start today for the Mets, while Scherzer (17-7, 2.53) will go for the Nationals.

MLB Betting Trends

New York

The under is 6-1-1 in the last eight Mets games overall. New York is 6-2 in its last eight games following a loss.

Washington

The Nationals are 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings.

Prediction:

This is a pitching mismatch of epic proportions. Vargas is an also-ran clinging to an MLB job, while Scherzer is one of baseball's best. Washington has shown signs of life lately and its offense should pound Vargas and the bullpen, giving Scherzer plenty of wiggle room.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS RL -140

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