The New York Mets will look to extend their winning ways when they take on the Washington Nationals in the second game of a three-game set on Wednesday night. With the Nats desperate to get a victory and the Mets looking to make a move up the standings against their NL East rivals, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this matchup.
Mets vs Nationals MLB Spread, Game Preview & Betting Pick
- When: Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 7:05 PM ET
- Where: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
- TV: MAS2, SNY
- Radio: New York / Washington
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- MLB Odds: Washington -160 / NY Mets +150 / Total: 8
- Mets RH Wilmer Font (1-0, 5.50)
- Nationals LH Patrick Corbin (3-1, 3.20)
Why Bet On New York?
The Mets have won three straight and four of five including a 6-2 win over Washington on Tuesday. Wilson Ramos hit a grand slam to lead the way to victory while Noah Syndergaard limited the Nats to two earned runs on four hits in 8.0 innings while striking out six. Suddenly, the Mets are playing far different from the lethargic team that opened the regular season. New York has outscored their rivals 21-5 in their last three games.
“They understood that we were disappointed in the way we were playing and it wasn’t acceptable,” Callaway said. “It is nice to win some ballgames and see the fruits of your labor, because they’ve worked hard for it.”
For Game 2, New York will hand the ball to right-hander Wilmer Font. The 28-year-old Venezuelan limited San Diego to two runs on three hits in four innings of New York’s 3-2 loss on May 8. It was the first start of the season for Font.
- Runs: 4.65
- Hits: 8.70
- Walks: 3.67
- Strike Outs: 9.68
- Runs: 4.93
- Hits: 8.57
- Walks: 3.55
- Strike Outs: 9.60
Why Bet On Washington?
Washington has lost 11 of their last 15 games and sits nine games below .500 for the first time since 2011. The struggling Nationals have the second-worst record in the National League to only rebuilding Miami (10-30). Washington was limited to a paltry five hits on Tuesday with two of of those going to Anthony Rendon, who also managed a walk in the loss.
“That first inning bit us. It really did,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “Like I’ve said before, we’ve got to play clean baseball. We really do. Got to give us a chance.”
For this contest, Washington will hand the ball to left-hander Patrick Corbin. The 29-year-old New York native tossed seven shutout innings against the Dodgers in his last starts while striking out eight and leading the Nationals to a convincing 6-0 shutout win.
- Runs: 4.34
- Hits: 7.93
- Walks: 3.12
- Strike Outs: 9.95
- Runs: 5.05
- Hits: 8.63
- Walks: 3.54
- Strike Outs: 9.71
Mets vs Nationals MLB Betting Trends
- NY Mets are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 9 of NY Mets’ last 12 games
- Washington are 2-7 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games against NY Mets
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Mets vs Nationals
I know the Mets are playing their best baseball of the season right now, but I’m going to advise all MLB bettors to back Washington in this contest for a couple of good reasons. First, Patrick Corbin is throwing the ball very well right now and second, New York is sending an inexperienced hurler to the mound against a Nats team that is completely and utterly desperate right now.
The Mets are 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win, 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 road games against a left-handed starter. Conversely, the Nationals have gone 13-6 in their last 19 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game and 4-1 in Patrick Corbin’s last 5 starts. I’m going with Washington to take care of business at home and you should too!
MLB Betting Pick: Washington 5 NY Mets 2