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Nationals open as moneyline underdog vs Mets

New York MetsWashington Nationals
July 26, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

45-53TEAM RECORD49-53

New York pays a visit to Washington on Friday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Ross Ohlendorf and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Mets send Matt Harvey (8-2) to the hill.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Washington sat as +130 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 9-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 6 lineup of the Mets at 4.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

In their last action, New York was a 7-4 winner at home against the Braves. Bettors on New York at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mets enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Braves on Thursday, with Zack Wheeler throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Citi Field.

The Nationals were a 9-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Gio Gonzalez blew away 11 Pittsburgh batter in the Nationals' last start, leading them to a 9-7 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday at Nationals Park.

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
NY Mets8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 5-12-1 SU in its last 18 games ,when playing Washington
Washington17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games ,
Washington is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games ,at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Saturday, July 27