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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Preview

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

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

2-1TEAM RECORD3-0

Washington pays a visit to New York on Monday, hoping to shut down the Mets bats in baseball action at Citi Field.

The match puts starter Edwin Jackson for the Nationals on the hill facing Michael Pelfrey for the Mets. Jackson brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Pelfrey is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as +100 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Mets in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3 in runs allowed per game. The Mets have averaged 10.3 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (6.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cubs on April 8. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Jeff Samardzija at Wrigley Field.

Last time out for New York, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +112 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Minor and the Braves 7-5 on Sunday at Citi Field.

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

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

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
Washington is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 13 games

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

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