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April 26, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

9-13TEAM RECORD10-11

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 1-3 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Young brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Mets as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 12-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 7-rated Mets in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Washington owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for New York, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -132 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Diamondbacks, an 8-4 final on Sunday in support of Jonathon Niese at Citi Field.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Pirates on April 25. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 4-2 on Monday behind a start from Paul Maholm at PNC Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Mets' last 18 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Mets' last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games when playing at home against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Wednesday, April 27

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