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R.A. Dickey vs Ross Detwiler matchup featured in MLB action

New York MetsWashington Nationals
Sep 2, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

66-69TEAM RECORD63-72

Washington will look to improve on its 63-72 record when take on New York, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

Ross Detwiler gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 2-4 mark. In the other dugout, R.A. Dickey brings a 6-11 ledger to the game for the Mets as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 15-rated Nationals and the league No. 7-ranked Mets, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 13 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Mets batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the National League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

The Mets were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Florida on Thursday at Citi Field behind starter Miguel Batista.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington suffered a 5-2 loss against Atlanta on Thursday, as Chien-Ming Wang wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 24 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Saturday, September 3