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MLB BASEBALL

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

The division rival Washington Nationals and New York Mets are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Citi Field.

Gio Gonzalez will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Lefthander Gonzalez is 1-1 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

It'll be Jeremy Hefner toeing the rubber for the Mets in this contest. Righthander Hefner is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -106 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Washington: 9-7 SU
New York: 8-7 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets's last 9 games
NY Mets are 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
NY Mets home to Washington, Sunday, April 21