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Nationals vs Mets Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsNew York Mets
Sep 9, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

73-69TEAM RECORD64-77

New York will look to improve on its 64-77 record when take on Washington, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

For the Mets, Carlos Torres gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gio Gonzalez, 9-6 on the year.

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, New York sat as +125 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Mets and the National League No. 7-rated Nationals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its National League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 8 lineup of the Nationals at 4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Washington won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Marlins on September 8. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Sunday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +235 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mets enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Indians on Sunday, with Daisuke Matsuzaka throwing 5 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets' last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Tuesday, September 10