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The division rival Washington Nationals and New York Mets are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Citi Field.

Lefthander Ross Detwiler will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Detwiler is 2-6 this season with a 4.18 ERA.

Starting this game for the Mets will be Matt Harvey. The righthander has a 2.05 ERA to go along with a 7-1 record this season.

The Nationals were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +131 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rockies on June 27. Bettors who backed the Mets at +164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 39-39 SU
New York: 32-43 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Washington is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
Washington is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets's last 12 games at home
NY Mets are 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Washington
NY Mets are 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Washington, Saturday, June 29