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Harvey has History of Dominance vs Nats

A primetime pitching matchup in the Big Apple highlights today’s MLB schedule with Matt Harvey and the Mets hosting Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals at Citi Field. The teams have split the first two games of the series, but the Mets’ bats have been quiet, only being able to score three runs in the two games.

Betting Trends
  • The Mets are 9-3 in their last 12 games against divisional opponents.
  • Washington is 18-7 in its last 25 games when playing on the road against the Mets.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Mets' last six games.

It’s been an ugly start to the season for Matt Harvey, but he performed well in six starts against the Nats last season. He went 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA in those games and has owned Bryce Harper. In 20 at-bats against Harvey, Harper has yet to record a hit and has 7 K’s. Harvey has a good track record of mowing down Washington batters. In 144 combined at-bats, they have just one home run and 48 strikeouts.

Strasburg is on one of the best runs of his career, and his best work has been done on the road. In four road starts, he’s a perfect 4-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He faced the Mets three times last season, but wasn’t exactly sharp. He went 1-2 with a 4.00 ERA.

Strasburg’s strong start combined with Harvey’s struggles means the Nats come into New York as slim -112 favorites. They’ve been good in this spot, going 10-4 in their last 14 games as road favorites.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the New York Mets in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 100 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-2.2 win for the Nationals on Thursday. 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 (22-17) will face the 24-16 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the New York Mets, most recently No. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 7.87 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 20 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

New York owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 3.97 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 7-1 final on Wednesday in support of G Gonzalez at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Mets
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • Washington is 18-7 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 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • NY Mets is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington

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