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New York sends Matt Harvey vs Ross Detwiler in Mets vs Nationals game

Washington NationalsNew York Mets
June 28, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

39-39TEAM RECORD32-43

The New York Mets host Washington on Friday, looking to build on their 32-43 mark against the 39-39 Nationals in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

Ross Detwiler, with a record of 2-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Mets trot Matt Harvey to the mound in this one. He is 7-1 so far in 2013.

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Mets as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Mets, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.5 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Nationals hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Washington brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' league No. 14-ranked defense.

The Nationals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +131 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Washington lost in extra innings against the Diamondbacks on Thursday as Arizona edged them 3-2 at Nationals Park.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rockies on June 27. Bettors who backed the Mets at +164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field behind starter Jeremy Hefner.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
Washington is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets' last 12 games at home
NY Mets are 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Saturday, June 29