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Red-Hot Mets Have Won 14 of Their Last 15 Games

J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a home run to right field in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 09, 2019 in New York City.

Thanks to a walk-off victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday, the New York Mets have now won eight straight games and 14 of their past 15 to jump into the National League wild-card race. Game 2 of the series gets underway today.

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Standout Stats

Sportsbooks opened the Mets as slight -108 home favorites with a total of 8.

Patrick Corbin will start for the Nationals. Corbin (9-5, 3.43 ERA) saw a string of eight straight starts allowing three or fewer runs come to an end when he was taken for five runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings against Arizona last Sunday. The hurler is 2-2 in four starts against the Mets this season.

Noah Syndergaard will counter for the Mets. Syndergaard (8-5, 3.96) has notched five straight quality starts and scattered one run and three hits across seven innings to pick up a win over Pittsburgh last Sunday. The 26-year-old is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 20 innings in three meetings with the Nationals in 2019.

Washington’s bullpen has been a letdown all season long, and the pen failed to get the job done once again in the series opener thanks to closer Sean Doolittle serving up four runs in the ninth inning on Friday. The loss was his fifth blown save of the season and ended the team’s three-game winning streak.

While the Mets’ recent run has been impressive, they still need to prove they can beat good teams. Yesterday’s victory was a start, but 13 of New York’s last 14 wins have come against sub-.500 clubs.

Is another OVER in store for the Mets? In New York’s previous eight contests, the OVER is 5-1-2. The OVER is also 4-0 in the last four clashes between the Mets and Nationals.

My best bet for Nationals-Mets

Mets moneyline

It’s hard to bet against the Mets right now, but sports books continue to undervalue them for some reason as is evidenced by their -108 price in this one.

With the way New York is playing right now, that number should likely be higher, especially since they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games at Citi Field. This team is red-hot and is playing with a playoff mentality already, so keep riding the streak and take the Mets.