Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Pick

Nationals vs Mets Prediction
MLB 07-09-16 Free Picks

Nationals vs Mets Game Preview

The New York Mets received the news they were dreading, learning on Friday that right-hander Matt Harvey will undergo season-ending surgery to repair thoracic outlet syndrome. Harvey’s injury isn’t the only concern for the Mets, Noah Syndergaard who has been pitching with a bone spur in his elbow. Left Friday’s 3-1 loss in the fifth inning due to fatigue. If taking out two starting pitchers wasn’t enough. The injury bug then for All-Star left fielder Yoenis Cespedes who also left Friday’s game with a strained right quadriceps. Clint Robinson homered for the second straight game. The Nationals moved four games ahead of New York in the National League East.

Nationals vs Mets Date Time TV Odds

GAME: Washington Nationals (52-36) at New York Mets (47-39)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 09 – 7:15 PM EST
WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York
LINE: Nationals -175 TOTAL: 7.5
TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX

Starting Pitchers:
Nationals RH Max Scherzer (9-6, 3.21 ERA) vs
Mets RH Logan Verrett (3-5, 4.01)

Scherzer lost his last start while only giving up one run on four hits over six innings in a 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Scherzer dominated the Mets in his previous turn, striking out 10 in 7 1/3 scoreless innings. He has allowed one run or fewer in five of his last six starts. Whether Verrett has experience as a spot starter. His last start was against the Nationals was on June 29, when he took the loss after giving up two runs over five innings. He was knocked around by Milwaukee and Colorado in his last two starts.

Nationals vs Mets Betting Trends

WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington’s last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
NEW YORK METS
NY Mets are 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
NY Mets are 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Mets’s last 14 games when playing at home against Washington

Nationals vs Mets Betting Preview

The loss of two top starters causes a chain reaction to the entire pitching staff. How many innings can the replacement starters give you? Will you leave them in to save your relievers or will you use everyone to try to stay within striking distance of the Nationals? Today the baseball gods are against the Mets. They are going against a top pitcher when he hit his stride and they are sending out a long relief guy to do it. Take away that big bat in Yoenis Cespedes and you have the makings of a team that needs the All Star break to start now. Taking the Nationals to win and on the run line. My bet is 75% on the money line at (-175) and 25% on the Nationals run line (-1.5) at (-110)

Score Prediction:
Nationals 6 – Mets 2