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New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.

Zack Wheeler will be the starting pitcher for the Mets on this day. Righthander Wheeler is 6-3 this season with a 3.42 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Wheeler with Dan Haren. Righthander Haren has a 4.70 ERA to go along with a 8-11 record this season.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Nationals on August 30. Bettors who backed the Mets at +183 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 61-72 SU
Washington: 68-66 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Mets's last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Washington is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games

Next up:
Washington home to NY Mets, Sunday, September 1