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July 17, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

46-43TEAM RECORD51-36

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting New York Mets on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

Ross Detwiler will take the mound for Washington, and he'll carry a 3-3 record into the contest. Jonathon Niese gets the ball for New York; he's 7-4 so far this season.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Mets odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 7 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Mets rank No. 7 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, New York was a 6-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York suffered a 6-1 loss against Atlanta on Sunday, as Johan Santana wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

Washington lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Marlins on July 16. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 5-3 on Monday behind a start from Carlos Zambrano at Marlins Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Wednesday, July 18

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