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New York MetsWashington Nationals
July 31, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

55-52TEAM RECORD50-56

Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the New York Mets pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Jordan Zimmermann and his 6-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Jonathon Niese (10-8) to the hill.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 16 in the National League and the Mets at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 11 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

The Mets were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Mets were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Washington staff and losing 3-0 to the Nationals on Saturday at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 23 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to Florida, Monday, August 1
Washington home to Atlanta, Monday, August 1

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