Mets vs. Nationals Prediction
Will the under cash for bettors when the Nationals host NL East rival the Nationals tonight at 7:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Nationals are -170 money line favorites versus the Mets with Max Scherzer set to oppose Jacob deGrom. New York, meanwhile, is a a +145 underdog and the over/under sits at 7 runs.
METS KEY TRENDS: The Mets have been horrid, dropping 10 of their last 11 games overall and 10 of their last 11 against divisional opponents. They’re also winless in their last five games when coming off a loss and are 0-5 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter. They’re also just six 1-6 in deGrom’s last seven starts and 1-5 in his last six outings versus National League East rivals.
NATIONALS KEY TRENDS: While the Mets have struggled of late, the Nationals are red-hot. They’ve won 13 of their last 16 games overall, are 8-1 in their last nine games following a win, and are 44-16 in their last 60 games versus divisional opponents. They’re also 21-8 in Scherzer’s last 29 starts overall and 21-5 in his last 26 starts versus divisional opponents.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Washington and 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings overall. THe under is also 4-1 in Scherzer’s last five starts against the Mets and is 10-3-1 in his last 14 outings at home. On the other side, the under has cashed in eight of deGrom’s last 11 starts versus divisional opponents.
FRIDAY MLB PREDICTION: METS/NATIONALS UNDER 7