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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsNew York Mets
April 19, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD7-7

The New York Mets battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Friday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

The Mets will turn to Matt Harvey and his 3-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Nationals send Stephen Strasburg (1-2) to the hill.

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were -103 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 15 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 6 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 11 in the National League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.5 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

The Nationals were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Marlins Park behind starter Ross Detwiler.

The Mets were a 11-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-3 to Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

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

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 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 OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Saturday, April 20