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Washington sends Ross Detwiler vs Johan Santana in Nationals vs Mets game

New York MetsWashington Nationals
Aug 17, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

New York Mets vs Washington Nationals Odds

56-62TEAM RECORD73-45

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Mets invade Nationals Park on Friday.

Washington sends Ross Detwiler out against Johan Santana for the Mets in this game. Detwiler is 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA on the season, while Santana is 6-8 on the year and has a 4.58 ERA.

View NY Mets vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as -159 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Nationals) and the No. 11 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Mets are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

New York won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Reds on August 16. Bettors who backed the Mets at +141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mets enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Reds on Thursday, with Matt Harvey throwing 7 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Washington was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 6-4 final on Wednesday in support of Stephen Strasburg at AT&T Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 0-10
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Mets at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Mets
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Washington, Saturday, August 18