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MLB Betting Line Favors the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets

Washington Nationals

vs

New York Mets
Friday, September 12, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Citi Field

The New York Mets will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Citi Field.

For the New York Mets, Dillon Gee gets the ball, charged with keeping the Washington Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gio Gonzalez, 8-9 on the year.

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the New York Mets as 133 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5-3.9 result in favor of the Nationals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets sport a record of 71-76 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 83-62 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

The New York Mets vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 3.

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How Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Mets No. 24 ranked offense (3.85 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.52 runs allowed per game. The New York Mets have been averaging 8.01 hits per game, less than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.61 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nationals enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Mets on Thursday, with Tanner Roark throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Mets's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Saturday, September 13th

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