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Washington NationalsNew York Mets
July 23, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

55-39TEAM RECORD47-48

Citi Field hosts an MLB battle between the New York Mets and the visiting Washington Nationals on Monday.

Chris Young gets the call for the New York Mets and he will try to build on a 2-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Zimmermann brings a 7-6 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Mets bats.

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 7 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, almost the same as Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

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 9-2 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -146 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Braves, a 9-2 final on Sunday in support of Ross Detwiler at Nationals Park.

The Mets were an 8-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by an 8-3 score against Los Angeles at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets' last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Tuesday, July 24

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