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MLB BASEBALL

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

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

Lefthander Ross Detwiler will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Detwiler is 2-6 this season with a 4.13 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Dillon Gee who starts for the Mets. Righthander Gee is 5-7 with a 4.82 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +143 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Washington: 40-39 SU
New York: 32-44 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington

Next up:
NY Mets home to Washington, Sunday, June 30