The Washington Nationals will look to get the road upset over the New York Mets when the NL East rivals meet on Sunday. Heading into Friday’s series opener, Washington has won two straight to move closer to .500. On the flip side of the coin, the Mets had dropped three straight and four of five. With both ballclubs looking to pick up a confidence-boosting win, let’s find out where the best MLB betting value lies in this affair so you can place your bets against their MLB odds.
MLB Betting Prediction – Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Washington Nationals (7-9) Vs New York Mets (7-7) Match Info
- When: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:10 PM ET
- Where: Citi Field, New York, NY
- Washington – Patrick Corbin – LHP – (0-2, 10.95 ERA, 11 SO)
- NY Mets – Taijuan Walker – RHP – (0-1, 3.21 ERA, 19 SO)
Heading into Friday, Washington had won two straight and four of seven including a 1-0 shutout of St. Louis on Wednesday. On Sunday, left-hander Patrick Corbin gets the start. After allowing 10 runs in his second start of the season, Corbin pitched six shutout innings in Washington’s 3-2 win over St. Louis on Tuesday while striking out five and walking none.
New York Mets
Heading into Friday’s series opener, the Mets had dropped three in a row and four of five overall. On Sunday, Taijuan Walker gets the start. The right-hander has been sharp early in each of his starts, but has struggled with his control in the middle innings. Walker gave up two runs on two hits and a whopping six walks in only 3.2 innings of New York’s 3-1 road loss against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Washington has won three straight in this NL East rivalry and six of the last 10 meetings overall. More importantly, the Nationals have the better starting pitcher in this matchup with Patrick Corbin looking like a staff ace the last time he took the mound.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Mets have gone a polar opposite 1-4 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter and an identical 1-4 in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Washington is 3-8 in its last 11 road dates against New York, but I’m going with the Nationals to get it done behind a fine effort from Patrick Corbin.
Pick: Washington 6, NY Mets 3