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Aces Take Bump As NYM Trend UNDER

The New York Mets have been an UNDER machine with seven of their past eight games failing to top the closing total - with those games averaging a combined of 6.9 runs per game. The total when the New York Mets and Washington Nationals start their series Tuesday will be low, as Max Scherzer and Noah Syndergaard take the mound.

Shark Bites
  • The Mets are 8-2 in their past 10 games at Citi Field.
  • The Nationals are 19-6 in their past 25 games against the Mets in New York.
  • Neil Walker is 3-for-9 with two home runs lifetime against Max Scherzer.

After a spectacular opening month, Noah Syndergaard has come back to earth. ‘Thor’ has allowed eight earned runs and three homers in his three starts in May; this is in stark contrast to allowing just five earned runs and no home runs during his first five outings. Much has been made in the media of Syndergaard’s velocity – he even underwent preliminary elbow testing in April – but is still averaging 98.9 miles per hour on his fastball.

Max Scherzer is coming off a ridiculous outing in which he became just the fourth pitcher to ever record 20 strikeouts in a game. ‘Mad Max’ has recorded 36 strikeouts and just three walks in his past three games. Scherzer has been given up a lot of home runs though, as he has surrendered 11 homers this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Mets in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -111 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.9-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (21-16) will face the 23-15 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

The New York Mets vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Mets if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 8.03 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.18 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.21 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Fernandez fanned 11 Washington batters in the team's last outing, leading the Marlins to a 5-1 victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park.

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Colorado on Sunday at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets
  • Washington is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Mets's last 8 games
  • NY Mets is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New York, Wednesday, May 18th