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Moneyline favors Nationals in battle with Mets

New York MetsWashington Nationals
July 19, 12:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and New York on Thursday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

New York puts its faith in starter R.A. Dickey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 12-1. Getting the ball for the Nationals is Gio Gonzalez, who owns a 12-4 record on the season with a 2.93 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mets sit at a National League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Mets hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

New York brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 1-ranked defense.

The Mets were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 4-3 loss against Washington on Wednesday, as Chris Young wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 10-0
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
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 8 of NY Mets' last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to LA Dodgers, Friday, July 20
Washington home to Atlanta, Friday, July 20