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Moneyline favors Nationals in battle with Mets

New York MetsWashington Nationals
July 18, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting New York Mets on Wednesday.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-6 mark on the year. New York counters with Chris Young, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nationals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -155 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 7-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

New York lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Nationals on July 17. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Washington at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Thursday, July 19