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Aug 31, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

61-72TEAM RECORD68-66

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Mets arrive at Nationals Park on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Dan Haren for the Nationals (8-11 on the year) and Zack Wheeler for New York (6-3 so far).

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Washington sat as -163 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 8-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 13-rated Mets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, almost the same as the Mets have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Nationals on August 30. Bettors who backed the Mets at +183 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 3-2 final on Friday in support of Dillon Gee at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Sunday, September 1