Dillon Gee out to silence Nationals bats in MLB contest
Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Washington on Saturday, with the host Mets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Dillon Gee gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 5-7 mark. In the other dugout, Ross Detwiler brings a 2-6 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Mets as -127 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Mets, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 7.8 hits per game, almost the same as the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +143 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Harvey and the Mets 6-4 on Friday at Citi Field.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
Washington at NY Mets, Sunday, June 30