Mets vs. Nationals Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, May 11 (Bet OVER in NL East Showdown)

May 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12)
May 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets continue their push ahead of the NL East, now 7 games ahead of the competition.

The New York Mets are amongst the MLB's best through a month of the season, and now will look to flex their muscles against the NL East's worst team the Washington Nationals. The Nats are in the early stages of a rebuild and it's showing as the team is 10-21 on the season.

Can they hold a candle to the Mets at home though? They will try to stop the bleeding with Aaron Sanchez on the mound but will have a stiff test against Tylor Megill. Let's break down the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook.

Mets vs. Nationals Odds, Run Line, Total

Run Line:

  • Mets: -1.5 (-115)
  • Nationals: +1.5 (-105)


  • Mets: -175
  • Nationals: +160

Total: 8 (Over +100/Under -120)

Mets vs. Nationals Prediction and Pick

Megill has been the unsung hero of the Mets this season, helping fill the team's rotation with Jacob deGrom on the IL. Megill is tied atop the MLB with 4 wins and has a 2.43 ERA, striking out nearly 10 batters per 9 innings.

He'll face a Nationals team he shut out over 5 innings in his first start of the season but is the fourth best hitting lineup in baseball, per batting average. So, the Nats are trending upward at the dish, while Megill may be due for a bit of a stepback after a hot start to the season.

On the other side, Sanchez who has as poor of metrics as one could expect through the first month or so of the season. He has allowed a near-MLB high 11.9 hits per 9 innings this season to go with an ERA of 8.56. This can be problematic for Sanchez, who will be facing the best offense in baseball in terms of on-base percentage in the Mets.

Both teams are in line to produce runs with two lineups that have been putting the ball in play and generating runs at higher than average clips.

LEAN: OVER 8 (+100)

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