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Nats host the Mets on Sunday Night MLB

A pair of National League East teams will be in the MLB betting spotlight on Sunday Night Baseball as the Washington Nationals play host to the New York Mets.

Washington is expected to start Ross Ohlendorf on Sunday, with the righthander sitting at 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA on the season. Ohlendorf picked up a win against the Marlins in his most recent start, allowing one run over his five innings.

New York counters with Jonathon Niese, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -132 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Mets taking on the National League's No. 8-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Washington owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 9-rated defense.

New York was a 11-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They won as +172 underdogs, while the total score of 14 made winners of OVER bettors. New York rolled to a 11-3 win against Washington on Saturday, as Zack Wheeler and the Mets' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Mets are 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets at Atlanta, Monday, September 2
Washington at Philadelphia, Monday, September 2