Mets vs. Nationals Prediction
Jacob deGrom will take the mound for the New York Mets today as he looks to continue his remarkable season at the Washington Nationals. Will deGrom and New York get the victory tonight as the road favorites?
Friday, September 21, 2018
Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MASN 2 (WASH)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Mets are a -142 favorite to win on the moneyline. the Nationals are a +132 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Friday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Mets prevail in series opener
New York secured a 5-4 victory Thursday night in the series opener at Washington. Amed Rosario was 3-for-6 and scored a run from the leadoff spot to help pace the offense. Jeff McNeil went 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Michael Conforto was 1-for-3 with a home run, three walks and two RBIs. Jay Bruce finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two walks and two RBIs. Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-5 with a double and a walk. Jacob Rhame picked up the win in relief as he allowed two hits with two strikeouts and two walks in two scoreless innings.
Scherzer strikes out 13
Nationals ace Max Scherzer earned a no-decision yesterday as he allowed three earned runs on five hits with 13 strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Jefry Rodriguez took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk in one inning of work. Trea Turner helped lead the offense as he was 1-for-4 with two walks and two runs. Bryce Harper went 1-for-5 with a walk. Anthony Rendon finished 1-for-5 with a home run, a walk and three RBIs. Ryan Zimmerman was 3-for-5 with a double.
On the season, deGrom is 8-9 with a 1.78 ERA. Washington will turn to Joe Ross, who is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine Mets games overall. New York is 14-3 in deGrom's last 17 Friday starts.
The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 Nationals home games. Washington is 3-8 in its last eight times facing deGrom.
A win-loss record means nothing for a pitcher's worth as shown by deGrom this year. Even so, it would be a shame if he actually finished this season with a record below .500. He can still get over .500 in his last two starts, beginning tonight. I can't see him tossing a poor start this late in the game as he's as automatic as they come. Go with New York to back deGrom to a victory tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS -142