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New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Preview

Washington NationalsNew York Mets
Sep 12, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Odds

67-77TEAM RECORD71-75

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling New York on Monday at Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between R.A. Dickey for the Mets (8-11 on the year) and Ross Detwiler for Washington (2-5 so far).

View Washington vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Mets in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 7 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 15 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Nationals average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the National League list.

New York owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Washington, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -220 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Nationals enjoyed an 8-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Sunday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 3 innings of 3-hit ball at Nationals Park.

In their last action, New York was a 10-6 loser at home against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. New York lost in extra innings against the Cubs on Sunday as Chicago edged them 10-6 at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

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

A few Nationals at Mets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games on the road
Washington is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
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 at home
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Tuesday, September 13