The Washington Nationals have to be tired of getting beat by the New York Mets at this point. The Nats are struggling through their third series against the Mets in just the first two months of the season.
After losing the series opener, the Nationals are now 2-6 SU against the Mets and 0-1 at Citi Field. The Nationals are also 2-6 against the spread against their current nemeses.
The Mets, on the other hand, are covering over 70 percent of division games as they continue to beat up on the rest of the AL East.
Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Nationals vs. Mets Odds, Run Line, and Total
- Nationals: -1.5 (-110)
- Mets: +1.5 (-110)
- Nationals: -165
- Mets: +152
- Total 10.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Nationals vs. Mets Prediction and Pick
I’m not going to take up too much of your time with this pick. If you read the intro I think it’s pretty obvious on my pick in this AL East clash.
I have been fading for weeks now and while I have been burned a few times, I don’t see Washington beating the Mets and Carlos Carrasco tonight.
The veteran right-hander continues to impress in what could be considered the MLB’s comeback performance of the first two months. Carrasco finished last year with a 6.04 ERA and was surprised to see him pop up again on the Mets' opening day roster.
But at 5-1 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, Carrasco is one of the big reasons why the Mets are heavily favored to win the AL East. Carrasco has faced the Nationals twice so far this year over a combined 13 ⅓ innings of work.
In that span, Carrasco allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out 10 with zero walks. That last part I really like.
While the Nationals actually have the fourth-best batting average in the league, their pitching is so bad it doesn’t matter. Despite putting the ball into play a lot, Washington ranks 18th in runs per game. They are standing too many guys and are 19th at leaving runners in scoring position.
Pick: Mets RL
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