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Mets' Offense Surging Just in Time to Face Nationals

The Nats and Mets begin a series tonight that could see New York pull even with their NL East-leading rivals with a sweep over Washington. It won’t be easy, though. The Nationals are 7-3 in their last ten and have been putting up plenty o' runs.

SHARK BITES
  • The Nationals are 21-7 in their last 28 road games against the Mets.
  • The Mets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.
  • The Nationals have a 9-game winning streak against teams in the NL East.

Although he only pitched four innings, Lucas Giolito was excellent in his MLB debut which was cut short by an extended rain delay. He gave up one hit, no runs and struck out one in a 45-pitch effort. He could shine again tonight against a Mets’ offense that has been getting a little better recently but is still one of the worst in the league.

Bartolo “Fountain of Youth” Colon is having, by most measures, one of the best years of his career at the tender age of 43. He has not given up more than two runs in a game since the last time he faced Washington back in May and will have his hands full again tonight as he faces a blistering hot Nationals’ lineup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -120 for the New York Mets in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-4.0 win for the Mets on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets sport a record of 46-38 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 51-35 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the New York Mets, most recently No. 17 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 16 at 8.57 hits per game. That compares with the New York Mets No. 30 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.59 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Brewers on Wednesday, with T Roark throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Citi Field behind starter J deGrom.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • NY Mets is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

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Washington at New York, Friday, July 8th

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