Washington favored by 133 against New York on Sunday
Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds
The New York Mets host Washington on Sunday, looking to build on their 8-8 mark against the 10-7 Nationals in MLB betting action at Citi Field.
Jordan Zimmermann, with a record of 3-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Mets trot Dillon Gee to the mound in this one. He is 0-3 so far in 2013.
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before the first pitch in this match found them as 133-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
The Mets sit at No. 15 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nationals sit at a National League No. 13 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked National League offense (6.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Mets have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 6.5 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -136 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over New York on Saturday at Citi Field behind starter Gio Gonzalez.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games at home
NY Mets are 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington home to St. Louis, Monday, April 22
NY Mets home to LA Dodgers, Tuesday, April 23