MLB Game Preview - Mets underdogs vs Nationals at New York
Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds
The New York Mets look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Nationals arrive at Citi Field on Wednesday.
Stephen Strasburg, with a record of 10-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Mets trot Jeremy Hefner to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2012.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as favorites of 150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 10-rated Mets and the league No. 1-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.2 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +101 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Mets on Tuesday, with Gio Gonzalez throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Citi Field.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington at Milwaukee, Thursday, July 26
NY Mets at Arizona, Thursday, July 26